Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Watch: MacKinnon Buries OT Winner, Giving Team North America Win over Sweden

The most exciting 3-on-3 overtime in the history of the universe came to an end with this gorgeous deke-and-puckhandling clinic from Nathan MacKinnon. He eludes the poke check of Henrik Lundqvist and deposits a backhand top shelf to give Team North America the 4-3 overtime victory.

MacKinnon's goal, at 4:11 from Gadreau and Gostisbehere, capped a wild flurry of activity that also saw Lundqvist rob Connor McDavid on a point-bland chance at the goal mouth before Daniel Sedin was stoned on a breakaway by John Gibson.

Team North America, comprised of all 23-and-under players from the U.S. and Canada has become the darling of the tournament since it began. But they need a little help to qualify for the semifinals. If Russia beats Finland tomorrow, Russia takes the final Group B semifinal spot.

Here's Lundqvist's save:

Here's the Gibson save on Sedin:

Here's some of the praise for this incredible 4:11 of 3-on-3 hockey: