North American goaltender Matt Murray was scratched Wednesday after giving up some soft goals in a 4-3 loss to Russian Federation on Monday.
The two points assures North America (2-1-0) is still alive in the eight-team tournament, but Russian Federation holds the tiebreaker in Group B and can eliminate the under-24 squad and take a spot in the semifinals if it beats Finland (0-2-0) on Thursday. Russian Federation hold the tiebreaker over North America and will advance with a win over the Finns.
Team North America, a talent-laden squad dismissed by many as gimmicky when the tournament format was announced, got off to a dream start when American Auston Matthews cashed in a rebound 30 seconds into the game.
Lundqvist allowed three goals on the first 15 shots that he faced but stopped the next 29 in regulation. Jokinen took a roughing minor late in the first period.
Nicklas Backstrom pulled Sweden back to within a goal later in the period when his shot ricocheted off the toe of a US defenseman and into an open net with the goalie out of position.
The Oilers forward split the defence at Sweden's blue line before getting a shot off that was stopped by Lundqvist.
Miller had one shot attempt that missed the net, one hit, one takeaway and won each of his two faceoffs.
North America scored on Lundqvist 30 seconds in as Connor McDavid fed Matthews for a highlight-reel goal and took a 2-0 lead 95 seconds in when Shayne Gostisbehere made a flawless pass to Trocheck in front.
MacKinnon's incredible goal came while the teams were playing three-on-three and capped off a razzle-dazzle play by North America.
Rather than shoot like he did on his penalty shot earlier in the period, the Flames forward deked to his forehand after being sprung in all alone by Shayne Gostisbehere and slid the puck past a sprawled-out Lundqvist. Gibson attempted to dive across his crease to make the save after the puck ricocheted off a defencman in front, but Backstrom scored easily into the yawning net.
Shots were 9-1 North America in the first six minutes, but 16-16 at intermission. MacKinnon's overtime goal, which came seconds after Gibson stopped Daniel Sedin on a breakaway, made it so that North America doesn't need Finland to beat Russian Federation in regulation.
It was then Lundqvist's turn to stone MacKinnon from the slot, and again with the glove minutes later.
The game was considered an instant classic, a showcase of speed, skill, scoring and goaltending. Shots were 37-27 North America.
Berglund had the goal in the third period that tied the score and sent the game to overtime.
"At that point it doesn't matter how or what you do", said Gibson. Defenceman Colton Parayko started on top pairing with Morgan Rielly in place of Aaron Ekblad (upper body).