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Canada beats Austria in OT after allowing 5 unanswered in 3rd


Austria nearly pulled off an all-time comeback against Canada at the men's IIHF World Championship on Tuesday.

Trailing 6-1 entering the third period, Austria scored five unanswered goals on nine shots to force overtime.

Minnesota Wild forward Marco Rossi, the only active NHLer from Austria, netted the tying goal with 49 seconds left in regulation after a turnover from Montreal Canadiens defenseman Kaiden Guhle.

Toronto Maple Leafs forward John Tavares ended overtime quickly, tallying the winning goal 15 seconds into the extra frame to avoid an embarrassing loss.

Every player on Canada's roster played in the NHL this season.

St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington was in net for all six goals against. He made 15 saves.

Austrian netminder David Madlener stopped 42 shots and allowed all seven Canadian goals.

Canada narrowly remains undefeated against Austria all-time at the world championships with the victory. Canada had outscored Austria 68-7 across 11 meetings entering Tuesday's contest.

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