Golden Knights right wing Mark Stone assisted on a dramatic game-tying goal with less than a second left in regulation and then scored in overtime Thursday to help Canada advance to the semifinals of the International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship in Slovakia.
Stone had two goals and an assist in Canada’s 3-2 win over Switzerland. He set up Damon Severson with 0.4 seconds left in regulation for a 2-2 tie, then scored his seventh goal of the tournament 5:07 into overtime. Knights defenseman Shea Theodore, who also is playing for Canada (7-1), picked up an assist on Stone’s game-winning goal.
Also, Knights forward Nikita Gusev had three points (one goal, two assists) to help Russia (8-0) advance to the semifinals with a 4-3 win over the United States. The 26-year-old, who is a restricted free agent this offseason, has 15 points (four goals, 11 assists) in eight games in the tournament.
Canada and Russia play their semifinal games Saturday. Canada faces the Czech Republic and Russia plays Finland.
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