Montreal Canadiens linebacker Lynn Hutson helped the United States to a 6-5 overtime victory over Canada in the final pre-season match between the two countries for the World Junior Championships on Saturday.
With 2:39 left in overtime, the defenseman took the puck from Owen Beck, another Habs player, before beating Canadian goaltender Samuel St. Hilaire on the glove side.
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Hutson was also an accomplice in his side's first goal of the first half. Indeed, Quinn Finley launched a counterattack thanks to a wonderful pass from the defensive area of the American formation.
Goaltender Jacob Fowler, a third-round pick by the Canadian in the most recent NHL draft, played the first 29:05 of the game for the United States, conceding two goals in the process.
Besides Hutson and Finlay, Sam Renzel, Ryan Leonard (twice) and Oliver Moore were the other scorers for the Americans.
On the Canadian side, MacLean Celebrini moved the strings twice. Owen Allard, Matthew Savoy and Connor Geiki also provided lines. Meanwhile, Beck had an assist on the Canadiens' fifth goal.
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