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Following his overtime benching Bedard scores his first shootout goal


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Sam Jones
May 26, 2024  (10:01)
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Following his overtime benching Bedard scores his first shootout goal
Photo credit: La Poche Bleue

In a dramatic twist at the international tournament, Connor Bedard, Team Canada's forward, seized a moment to remind everyone of his skills despite the team facing a setback.

Bedard was the first to score in the shootout against Switzerland, skillfully maneuvering the puck past Swiss goalie Leonardo Geonni. His precise shot, finding its way through Geonni's legs, initially put Canada in a favorable position during the tiebreaker.
Bedard was very patient as he closed in on Swiss goalie Leonardo Geonni and fired the puck right between his legs to put the team up 1-0 in the shootout.

Yet, the game concluded with Switzerland clinching a 3-2 victory, advancing them over Canada, who will now vie for the bronze.
The outcome was a poignant moment for Bedard, who has faced a series of ups and downs throughout the tournament. His journey was marked by an inconsistent use by head coach Andre Tourginy, which seemingly impacted his performance and confidence. Despite a strong start with three goals in the first three matches, Bedard experienced a notable dip, failing to score in several subsequent games.
As Team Canada prepares for the bronze medal game scheduled for May 26th, there is a palpable sense of disappointment. The team, considered a contender for the gold, must now recalibrate and focus on securing a place on the podium.
Meanwhile, Bedard is looking ahead to the offseason, focusing on strength training and gearing up for the September training camp. His performance at the Worlds could also be a precursor to his prospects at winning the prestigious Calder Trophy. With one more game left in this tournament, Bedard is hopeful to conclude on a high note, potentially with a medal to celebrate his efforts.
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Following his overtime benching Bedard scores his first shootout goal

Would Connor Bedard have been better off sitting out the Swiss' extra session?

Yes1161.1 %
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