Anchorage's Nate Thompson and Joey Crabb, friends since they were kids, helped Team USA beat Canada, 5-4 in OT, today at the World Championships in Helsinki, Finland.
Thompson's third-period goal off a primary assist from Crabb gave the Americans a 4-3 lead before Duncan Keith tied it late for Canada. Defenseman and team captain Jack Johnson scored his second goal of the game, 1:47 into extra time, to give the Americans the win.
Thompson, the Tampa Bay Lightning center, is an alternate captain for Team USA. He and Crabb, the Toronto Maple Leafs winger, were both +1 today.
Team USA, which beat France in its opener, 7-2, is 2-0 in the tournament and next faces Slovakia on Monday.