TAMPEAR, Finland ( Associated Press) – Luke Hughes scored with 1:57 in overtime and completed a two-goal United States comeback to beat Austria 3-2 at the ice hockey world championships on Sunday.
Benjamin Nissner scored in the first period and Paul Huber added another early in the second to give Austria a 2-0 lead in the Group B game in Tampere. Kiefer Bellows later began a comeback in second, before Adam Gaudette tied it with a power-play goal to force overtime in the final period.
The United States defeated Austria 39-16 on the way to their second win in two matches.
Canada followed in a less dramatic fashion, registering a 6–1 victory over Italy for their second win of the tournament.
Josh Anderson and Diosin Mayo led the Canadians with a goal each and an assist in a Group A game in Helsinki. Phil Pietroniro led Italy 1–0 in the opening round before Canada came back with six unanswered goals. Travis Sanheim, Nicolas Roy, Kent Johnson and Noah Gregor all got into the act with short-handed goals.
Also in Group A, France beat Kazakhstan 2-1 while Denmark faced Switzerland on Sunday.
In Group B, Norway beat Britain 4-3 in a penalty shootout.
Captain Mathis Olimb scored a goal of two seconds to help make a 3–0 lead for Norway. Britain scored three goals in the final period in a span of 3:18 to force overtime.
Later on Sunday, Sweden will play Czech Republic in the same group.
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