But the skilled Calgary Flames forward got his revenge.
Later in the opening period, Gaudreau was sent in on another breakaway, this time deking to his forehand and completely fooling Lundqvist, the veteran goalie. The goal gave North America a 3-1 lead late in the opening period.
The first period ended with ‘TNA’ leading Sweden 3-2, after a very entertaining 20 minutes of hockey that saw both teams combine for 32 shots on goal.
Team North America came flying out of the gate, with Auston Matthews scoring 30 seconds in.
Gaudreau, who is still a restricted free agent and reportedly asking for around $8 million a season, followed that up with his penalty shot attempt before the game was even a minute old.