Germany to play Canada in men's hockey semis after stunning OT win

Germans beat Sweden 3-2, move on to face Canada on Friday


Germany shocked top-seeded Sweden 4-3 in overtime, beating the Swedes for the first time ever in Olympic play and booking a spot in the semi-final round of the men's ice hockey tournament.

Patrick Reimer scored the game winner a minute and a half into the extra period. The win means that Germany will contend for a medal which would be their first in more than four decades.

Sweden had beaten Germany 1-0 in the preliminary round last week. Since German unification in 1990, the Germans have never beaten Sweden in Olympic play, going 0-5.

Germany will take on Canada in the semi-finals.