Team Canada is headed to the Semi-Final at the 2019 IIHF World Championship - barely.
New Jersey Devils defenceman Damon Severson scored with 00.4 seconds left in the 3rd period to force overtime, which Canada won off a goal from Mark Stone in a 3-2 victory.
Talk. About. Thrilling.
Team Canada is headed to the final four for the fifth straight year and will face the Czech Republic Saturday in one Semi-Final. The two did not meet in preliminary play.
Troy Stecher takes his one goal, one assist and plus-6 rating into this weekend's action. Team Canada is guaranteed to play for a medal Sunday.
In the other early game, Team USA came up short against Team Russia losing 4-3. The Americans made it interesting late making it a one-goal game with less than three minutes to play, but they couldn't complete the comeback.
It's a disappointing finish for the US, ending the tournament with two straight losses and a 4-3-1-0 record. This is the second time in five seasons Team USA won't compete for a medal.
Quinn Hughes finishes with three assists in eight games, alongside a plus-7 rating, while Thatcher Demko won both his starts, allowing four goals total.
In the second set of Quarter-Finals games Thursday, Team Finland outlasted Team Sweden in a 5-4 overtime upset thriller.
The two-time defending champions lead 3-1 in the 2nd and 4-3 late in the 3rd, but couldn't hold on against a hungry Finnish team.
Elias Pettersson picked up his third goal and 10th point of the tournament in the 2nd period. He scored in typical Petey OMG fashion.
Loui Eriksson finished with a goal and three helpers, while Jacob Markstrom won one of his two starts in net.
Finland faces Russia in the early Semi-Final game Saturday morning.