World Junior Summer Showcase: Sweden Defeats Team USA Blue on Last Second Goal

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 22: Keith Petruzzelli
PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 22: Keith Petruzzelli /

Sweden defeated Team USA Blue in the second game of the afternoon at the World Junior Summer Showcase.

This was the more dramatic of the two games that were played on Saturday afternoon at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan. Sweden edged out Team USA Blue thanks to a late goal from Oscar Steen with less than 10 seconds remaining in the game.

How it Happened

The Americans were the first to strike as Brady Tkachuk tipped home a shot in front of the net to make it 1-0.

Just a few minutes later it would be 2-0. Sean Dhooghe finished off a nice to end-to-end play by the United States with Riley Tufte picking up the assist.

Sweden would get themselves back in the game in the second period with Jesper Bratt scoring off of a rebound in front of the net.

Logan Cockerill re-established the Americans two-goal advantage with a goal off a rebound.

Detroit Red Wings prospect Keith Petruzzelli was unable to come up with the save on Sweden ‘s second goal of the game as Fredrik Karlstrom put one past the goaltender with a nice move.

Late in the third period was where Team USA Blue would struggle. Sweden tied the game with four minutes remaining when Timothy Liljegren blasted home a goal.

A bad turnover with seconds left would cost the U.S. the game as Steen redirected a pass in front for his second goal of the game.

Petruzzelli would finish the game with 18 saves on 21 shots faced. Gustav Lindstrom saw some playing time with the Swedish side and finished with a minus one rating.

Next: Team USA White Defeats Finland

Team USA Blue is back in action on Sunday against Finland as Sweden will face Team USA White in the second game of the afternoon. The Americans have split squads for their opening games in the event.