U.S. beats Sweden in overtime at hockey worlds

Adam Gaudette of the U.S. scores the game-winning overtime goal past goalkeeper Linus Ullmark of Sweden during their World Hockey Championship game in Tampere, Finland on Saturday. (Heikki Saukkomaa/AP)

TAMPERE, Finland — Adam Gaudette scored in overtime for the United States to beat Sweden 3-2 at the world ice hockey championship on Saturday.

Gaudette was involved in all three of the U.S. goals as he scored the first and assisted Nate Schmidt for the second. The win improved the U.S. to 4-1 overall; the lone loss came against host Finland.

The Olympic gold medallist Finns lead Group B after they recorded their fifth win in six games by 3-0 over Austria, leading 39-19 on shots.

Canada’s four-game unbeaten start was ended by Switzerland, with captain Nico Hischier among six players to score goals for the Swiss in a 6-3 win.

In other games, the Czech Republic beat Norway 4-1, Denmark beat France 3-0, and 18-year-old Olympic tournament MVP Juraj Slafkovsky had two assists as Slovakia beat Italy 3-1.

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