Canada beats USA in shootout at Worlds

After Ty Conklin stood on his head for Team USA thoughout three periods and overtime, he was beaten twice in the shootout as Canada prevailed 4-3 over the Americans Friday in their IIHF World Championship qualification game. Jordan Eberle, Canada's first shooter, was credited with the game-winner.

John Tavares and Jason Spezza briefly gave Canada a 3-2 lead over Team USA in the third period of their IIHF World Championship qualification game Friday before Derek Stepan tied it for the Americans. The Canadians outshot the U.S. squad by a 47-19 heading into overtime.

Mike Komisarek opened the scoring for the U.S., beating Canada goalie and Toronto Maple Leafs teammate James Reimer with a point shot. Minnesota Wild defenseman Brent Burns drew Canada even a minute later, beating Ty Conklin of the St. Louis Blues, who got the start for the U.S. over Al Montoya of the New York Islanders.

Canada won Group B in the preliminary round and is undefeated so far in the tournament, while the U.S. finished second in Group C, losing to Sweden after opening with a pair of victories.