LA Kings: Twitter recap of USA vs. Canada Gold Medal Game

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LA Kings prospects were on full display in the World Juniors Gold Medal game between Team USA and Canada.

With Finland winning the Bronze Medal game over Russia, LA Kings prospects swept the medal games. Of course, all eyes were on the Gold Medal game where Team USA and Canada were on a collision course coming out of Groups A and B.

Team Canada was looking to win back-to-back Gold Medals after Akil Thomas scored the golden goal with just under four minutes left to play in a 3-3 game.

Flash forward to 2021.

Team USA featured Alex Turcotte, Arthur Kaliyev, and Brock Faber while Team Canada played Quinton Byfield in Tuesday’s finale. Jordan Spence was a healthy scratch. Heading into the contest, the voters believed Team USA would upset Canada.

Here is how the game went down, in Twitter moments.

1st Period

Alex Turcotte’s goal with 6:35 left in the first period marked the first time Team Canada trailed in this tournament. Turcotte redirected a Drew Helleson shot attempt past Canadian netminder Devon Levi.

2nd Period

Just 32 seconds into the second period, Anaheim Ducks’ prospect Trevor Zegras scored his seventh goal of the 2021 World Juniors.

Team USA headed to the powerplay with just under ten minutes left in the second period, but it was Bowen Byram for Team Canada who nearly scored a short-handed goal. His shot hit the post, keeping the score at 2-0 for Team USA.

3rd Period

It was the Spencer Knight show in the third period.