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World Cup Roundup: Day 5

Team North America defeats Team Sweden in overtime; Team Canada wins Group A

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TORONTO -- Team North America defeated Team Sweden 4-3 in overtime in its final preliminary-round game at the World Cup of Hockey 2016 on Wednesday but will need help to reach the semifinal.

Nathan MacKinnon scored 4:11 into overtime to end a wild back-and-forth game, but Team North America (2-1-0) needs Team Russia (1-1-0) to lose to Team Finland on Thursday (3 p.m. ET; ESPN, SN, TVA Sports) in order to advance.

Team Sweden (2-0-1), which trailed 2-0 1:35 into the game, won Group B with the one point it earned in overtime and will play Team Europe in one semifinal. Team Europe lost 4-1 to Team Canada, which won Group A and will play either Team North America or Team Russia in the other semifinal.

Here's the story on the Team Sweden-Team North America game.

Video: North America vs. Sweden broken down by NHL Tonight

 

False Start

It was a day of "what ifs" for Team USA after it was eliminated with a 4-2 loss to Team Canada on Tuesday. Captain Patrick Kane said he and his teammates "weren't ready to start the tournament on time."

Here's the story on Team USA.

 
Not So Tweet

Team USA forward David Backes expressed his displeasure with a tweet sent by Pittsburgh Penguins forward Phil Kessel immediately following the loss to Team Canada.

Here's the story.

Video: Team USA players react to Phil Kessel's tweet

 
Datsyuk Dinged

Team Russia forward Pavel Datsyuk left practice with an injury.

Here's the story.

Video: Win or go home for Team Russia, as they face Finland

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