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Associated Press, Published May 05 2012

US beats Canada 5-4 in overtime at hockey worlds

HELSINKI – Jack Johnson scored his second goal of the game 1 minute, 47 seconds into overtime to give the United States a 5-4 victory over Canada on Saturday in the hockey world championships.

Jim Slater, Patrick Dwyer and Nate Thompson also scored in regulation for the Americans

(2-0-0), who beat Canada at the event for the first time since 2001 and the fourth time in 42 tries overall.

John Tavares, Jeff Skinner, Evander Kane and Duncan Keith scored for Canada (1-0-1).

Jimmy Howard stopped 42 shots for the U.S., while Cam Ward had 29 saves for Canada.

In the other Group A game, Switzerland beat Kazakhstan 5-1.