Gaudette’s overtime goal gives Team USA a 3-2 win over Sweden – The Rink Live
TAMPERE, Finland — In a home-and-away game with Sweden, Team USA’s Adam Gaudette was the difference maker. Gaudette scored his third goal of the 2022 IIHF World Men’s Championship and his second of the game in overtime to seal a 3-2 victory for the Americans on Saturday.
Sweden scored first when Rasmus Dahlin (Buffalo Sabers) beat American goaltender Jeremy Swayman (Boston Bruins) just two minutes into the first period to give the Swedes the lead.
Team USA replied with their own goal about five minutes later when Gaudette (Ottawa Senators) scored their first goal of the night. Delano, Minn., native and former Golden Gopher Ben Meyers (Colorado Avalanche) assisted on the play.
Late in the second period, Team USA took a 2-1 lead on a power-play goal off St. Cloud, Minn., native Nate Schmidt (Winnipeg Jets).
Carl Grundstrom (Los Angeles Kings) tied Sweden at two in the third to send the game into overtime.
Gaudette got her game winner on a 2-on-1 breakaway opportunity with TJ Tynan (Los Angeles Kings) that carried Team USA to a 3-2 victory.
Swayman earned the win in net for the United States against Bruins teammate Linus Ullmark, stopping 20 of 22 shots he faced.
TJ Tynan had two assists in the game for the Americans.
Team USA improves to 2-1-2-0 overall (WL-OTW-OTL) in tournament round robin and sits third in Pool B with 10 points, three behind Finland in first and two behind Sweden (3-0-1-1) in second place.
Team USA will play again on Monday, May 23 against Team Czech at 8:20 a.m. CT before completing the preliminary round on Tuesday against Norway.