SASKATOON, Saskatchewan — John Carlson scored in overtime to give the United States a 6-5 victory over Canada in the world junior hockey championship on Tuesday night.
Carlson beat goaltender Martin Jones on a 3-on-1 after U.S. goalie Jack Campbell made a save at the other end. It was the second goal of the game for Carlson, on loan to the U.S. team by his American Hockey League team in Hershey.
“He’s one special player. Keep your eyes on him,” U.S. captain Derek Stepan said of Carlson. “He’s going to be in the NHL for a long time.”