October 2, 2022
Canada beats Sweden in OT, advances to semis at world hockey championship

Sweden’s goalkeeper Linus Ullmark reacts as Canada’s forward Drake Batherson (not in picture) scores the winning goal during their IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships quarter-final match in Tampere, Finland, on May 26, 2022.JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images

Drake Batherson scored 43 seconds into overtime, powering Canada to a 4-3 comeback victory over Sweden in the quarter-finals at the world hockey championship Thursday.

Ryan Graves sparked Canada’s comeback with a goal 1:21 into the third, and Pierre-Luc Dubois and Matt Barzal – playing on his 25th birthday – scored 30 seconds apart later in the period to force extra time.

Nylander was called for tripping 25 seconds into overtime and Canada was quick to capitalize on the man advantage, with Batherson sending a sharp-angle shot in behind Swedish goaltender Linus Ullmark from the bottom of the faceoff circle.

» continue to The Globe and Mail