Adam Boqvist scored with 1 minute, 9 seconds left in overtime and Sweden recovered after blowing a four-goal lead in the third period to beat the United States 5-4 in the World Junior Championship on Saturday night in Victoria, British Columbia.
The United States rallied thanks to the efforts of Ryan Poehling (St. Cloud State/Lakeville North), who assisted on a goal by Mikey Anderson (UMD/Hill-Murray) before scoring a natural hat trick in a span of 6:11, with the final two goals coming 12.8 seconds apart in the final minute.
Poehling made it a 4-3 game with 35.6 seconds to go, and with 22.8 seconds left Joel Farabee stole the puck and fed it to Poehling, who scored the tying goal off a deflection from the right faceoff circle. Poehling has seven points in three games in the tournament.
But the Swedes had the better chances in 3-on-3 overtime, and they finally ended it when Boqvist and Lucas Elvenes completed a 2-on-1 by beating Kyle Keyser. Sweden (3-0 in Group B) has won 47 consecutive games in the preliminary round of the junior tournament, with the last loss coming in 2006. The Americans fell to 2-0-1-0 in group play, with their next game against Finland on Monday.
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Skiing: Mikaela Shiffrin capped the best year of her career by setting yet another milestone Saturday, overtaking one of her childhood idols to become the most successful female slalom skier in the 52-year history of the World Cup. In the last race of 2018, the American added her 36th victory in Semmering, Austria. Shiffrin previously shared the record with Austria’s Marlies [Schild] Raich, who won 35 times before retiring in 2014.
Men’s skiing: Italy’s Dominik Paris made it two World Cup victories in two days on home snow by winning a men’s super-G by the slimmest of margins in Bormio, Italy. Paris beat Olympic champion Matthias Mayer of Austria by 0.01 seconds.
NFL: The Jets placed wide receiver Quincy Enunwa, cornerback Morris Claiborne and linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis on injured reserve.
MMA: Amanda Nunes knocked out Cris “Cyborg” Justino 51 seconds into the first round at UFC 232, ending the featherweight champion’s 13-year unbeaten run with one of the most surprising victories in mixed martial arts history.