Ryan O’Reilly had already left his mark on the game by the time Nathan MacKinnon scored to tie Canada’s semifinal matchup with Russia late in the third period on Saturday. The Sabres forward led all skaters with six shots, contributing yet another standout two-way performance.
Who knew at that point that the best was yet to come? O’Reilly’s seventh shot was the real difference maker, a put-back shot that gave Canada the lead 3:02 remaining in regulation. Read more at sabres.nhl.com