Canada Needs Overtime to Beat Finland
SOCHI, Russia (AP)- Drew Doughty scored with 2:28 left in overtime to lift Canada to a 2-1 win over Finland on Sunday in the final preliminary round game of the men’s Olympic hockey tournament.
The defending gold medalists earned the No. 3 seed for the quarterfinals. The Finns will be seeded fourth among the final eight teams.
Sweden gets the top seed as the only team to win all three of its preliminary-round games in regulation. The U.S. will be seeded second, having won a tiebreaker with the Canadians on goal differential.
Doughty also scored midway through the first period, and Canada’s Carey Price had to make just 14 saves for the win.
Tuomo Ruutu scored for the Finns midway through the second period.
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