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Team Canada defeats Team Europe to win World Cup

Brad Marchand scores with 43.1 seconds left to sweep final series

by Shawn P. Roarke @sroarke_nhl / NHL.com Director of Editorial

TORONTO -- It was more difficult than many imagined, but Team Canada is champion of the World Cup of Hockey 2016. 

Brad Marchand scored a shorthanded goal with 43.1 seconds left, after Patrice Bergeron tied the game with 2:53 to go, to give Team Canada a 2-1 win against Team Europe at Air Canada Centre on Thursday.

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Canada's unprecedented streak continues

World Cup title solidifies period of dominance in international play

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

TORONTO -- Team Canada could not be defeated.

Not when it dominated the competition. Not when it was outplayed by an impressive underdog. Not even when it trailed by a goal with less than three minutes left in Game 2 of the World Cup of Hockey 2016 final Thursday.

A deflection for a power-play goal with 2:53 to go. A goal post and a save killing a penalty. Then a drop pass and wrist shot for a shorthanded goal with 43.1 seconds left, and just like that, Brad Marchand was jumping for joy once, twice, three times into the arms of Alex Pietrangelo. A blink later, that was it.

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Team Canada

MVP puts Sidney Crosby in rare company

World Cup honor equals Bobby Orr, Wayne Gretzky

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

TORONTO -- Bobby Orr was the first to complete the trifecta in 1976. Wayne Gretzky matched him 11 years later. Sidney Crosby joined their exclusive club Thursday.

Crosby equaled the Hall of Famers who preceded him, arguably the two best to ever play the game, by being named most valuable player of the World Cup of Hockey 2016 following Team Canada's 2-1 come-from-behind win against Team Europe at Air Canada Centre.

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Team Europe

Team Europe united, managed to build legacy

Players from eight countries bonded during run to World Cup final

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

TORONTO -- It all began so humbly. Ten skaters and two goaltenders gathered on the ice at Videotron Centre in Quebec City for a practice that lasted barely half an hour, in front of few onlookers. The team was missing half its players, 11 of them still traveling from Europe after Olympic qualifying, and its expected starting goaltender was about to be declared out of the World Cup of Hockey 2016 with an injury.

It was hard to believe in Team Europe then. This was an embryo, up against teams that had played together for years, teams with federations behind them and support systems and structures. This was a team with elite players, sure, but with some of them past their prime, with some yet to reach it.

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Team Canada

Final three minutes difference in Team Canada victory

Wins third straight best-on-best tournament with World Cup triumph

by Arpon Basu @ArponBasu / LNH.com Senior Managing Editor

TORONTO -- Canada won its 16th straight game in a best-on-best tournament on Thursday with a 2-1 victory that won the World Cup of Hockey 2016.

That streak was less than three minutes away from ending against Team Europe at Air Canada Centre.

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Team Canada

Brad Marchand caps 'dream come true' with Cup-winner

Forward led tournament with five goals, including shorthanded tiebreaker

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

TORONTO -- This was the moment of a lifetime for Brad Marchand, and, like he had the throughout the World Cup of Hockey 2016, he made the most of it.

Marchand's shorthanded goal with 43.1 seconds remaining completed a stunning comeback and gave Team Canada a 2-1, Game 2 victory against Team Europe that completed a sweep of the best-of-3 final at Air Canada Centre on Thursday.

The World Cup-winner was Marchand's tournament-leading fifth goal and made him a national hero.

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Team Canada

Carey Price win streak hits sweet 16

Team Canada goalie hasn't lost international game since 2005

by Dave Stubbs @Dave_Stubbs / NHL.com Columnist

TORONTO -- Carey Price arrived for his postgame interview late Thursday night wearing a ball cap with a pair of messy ski goggles perched atop it.

"For the champagne?" he was asked.

"Yes," came the reply with a laugh, though the bubbly was, in fact, beer. "I might wear them all night."

Price had just made 32 saves to help Team Canada to a 2-1 victory against Team Europe at Air Canada Centre, earning it the championship of the World Cup of Hockey 2016.

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3 Stars of the Game

3 Stars: Team Europe vs. Team Canada

Tomas Tatar, Patrice Bergeron, Sidney Crosby honored

by NHL.com @NHL / NHL.com

EUR@CAN: 3 Stars of the Game

Europe vs. Canada: 3 Stars of the Game

Tomas Tatar, Patrice Bergeron and Sidney Crosby are your 3 Stars of the Game in Team Canada's 3-1 win against Team Europe

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Team Canada defeated Team Europe 3-1 in Game 1 of the World Cup of Hockey 2016 final at Air Canada Centre on Tuesday. Game 2 of the best-of-3 series is Thursday (8 p.m. ET; ESPN2, CBC, TVA, TVA Sports).

Here are the three stars of the game as selected by members of the World Cup of Hockey 2016 Organizing Committee:

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Final

Instant analysis: Team Canada vs. Team Europe, Game 2

Patrice Bergeron ties it, Brad Marchand wins it for host in third period

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

TORONTO -- Team Canada scored twice in the final 2:53 to defeat Team Europe 2-1 at Air Canada Centre on Thursday to win the World Cup of Hockey 2016.

Team Canada swept the best-of-3 final. It won Game 1 on Tuesday 3-1.

Team Canada trailed 1-0 until Patrice Bergeron scored a power-play goal at 17:07 of the third. Brad Marchand scored the winning goal, shorthanded, with 43.1 seconds left.

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Postcards from the World Cup

Postcard: Hockey Hall of Fame

NHL.com Columnist Dave Stubbs takes in game's rich history during private tour

by Dave Stubbs @Dave_Stubbs / NHL.com Columnist

TORONTO -- The Hockey Hall of Fame takes my breath away every time I visit. But when it's so quiet you can almost hear your own quickened heartbeat, well, I'd suggest that this place for a fan would be akin to walking through the game's Pearly Gates.

I've known Phil Pritchard for some years, he being the white-gloved, perpetually happy soul who, with Hall of Fame colleague Craig Campbell, walks the Stanley Cup along a red carpet onto a rink every June for NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman's presentation to the winning captain.

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Team Europe

Watch Ralph Krueger's Game 2 speech to Team Europe

Points of emphasis included getting in Carey Price's 'kitchen' at World Cup

by Cristina Ledra @cledra / NHL.com Staff Writer

CAN@EUR: Krueger's Game 2 speech

CAN@EUR: Krueger pumps up Team Europe before Game 2

Team Europe coach Ralph Krueger fires up his squad with a pregame speech as they head into Game 2 of the World Cup final against Team Canada

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It's safe to say Team Europe wasn't the favorite to win the World Cup of Hockey 2016, but it has more than proven its worth by advancing to the final and battling Team Canada.

Team Europe coach Ralph Krueger, the chairman of Southampton F.C. of the Premier League, gave an impassioned speech ahead of Game 2 of the best-of-3 final.

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