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U.S, Sweden tied 2-2 after two periods

Thursday, 12.20.2012 / 2:06 PM

By Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor / 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship blog

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U.S, Sweden tied 2-2 after two periods

The U.S. and Sweden each had a goal in the second period of their exhibition game, and after 40 minutes the game is tied 2-2.

Ryan Hartman, a top prospect for the 2013 NHL Draft, had the U.S. goal. Mario Lucia stole the puck behind the Sweden net and flipped a nice backhand pass through the slot to Hartman, who one-timed the puck past goalie Niklas Lundstrom 3:48 into the period.

The U.S. lead held up until the final seconds of the period. With Connor Murphy off for high-sticking, Sweden worked the puck in the U.S. end on the power play. Rickard Rakell took a pass and skated into the right faceoff circle. His shot from the dot beat U.S. goalie Jon Gillies under his blocker with 34 seconds left in the period to tie the game 2-2.

Gillies made three saves after replacing Garret Sparks halfway through the second. Sparks made 17 saves in his period and a half of action.

Back with more after the third.

Contact Adam Kimelman at akimelman@nhl.com. Follow him on Twitter: @NHLAdamK

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