Blackhawks prospect Adam Boqvist scored with 1:10 left in overtime to lift Sweden to a 5-4 overtime win over the United States on Saturday at the World Junior Championship.
Boqvist’s game-winner helped Sweden keep its preliminary round victory streak alive after giving up a 4-0 lead in the final 10:26 of the third period, including a hat trick to Canadiens prospect Ryan Poehling.
Boqvist nearly ended the game at the 3:55 mark in overtime on a breakaway chance, but was denied by Bruins prospect Kyle Keyser for the Americans (2-0-1-0).
Boqvist had three shots on goal, including the game-winner, in 19:50 of ice time. Fellow Blackhawks prospect Evan Barratt had two shots on goal in 16:20 while centering the second line for the U.S.
The Americans were missing star forward Jack Hughes, who is projected to be the No. 1 prospect in the 2019 NHL draft, for the second straight game with an undisclosed injury.
Sweden can clinch first place in Group B with a win over Kazakhstan on Monday. The Americans face Finland the same day.