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3 Stars of the Game

3 Stars: Team Canada vs. Team USA

John Tavares, Drew Doughty, Matt Duchene honored @NHL

CAN vs. USA: 3 Stars of the Game

Canada vs. USA: 3 Stars of the Game

Matt Duchene, Drew Doughty and John Tavares are your 3 Stars of the Game in Team Canada's win over Team USA

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Team Canada defeated Team USA 4-1 in their preliminary-round game at the World Cup of Hockey 2016 on Tuesday. Team Canada (2-0-0) advanced to the semifinal round. Team USA (0-2-0) has been eliminated.

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


3rd star - John Tavares, F, Team Canada


The lasting image from this game will be Tavares turning around Team USA defenseman Matt Niskanen and setting up Patrice Bergeron for the goal that gave Team Canada a 4-1 lead at 8:50 of the second period.


2nd star - Drew Doughty, D, Team Canada


The rock of the Team Canada defense, Doughty led all teammates in time on ice and kept the Team USA attack off balance all night.


1st star - Matt Duchene, F, Team Canada

2 GOALS, 5 SHOTS, 11:05 TOI

His goal off a crazy carom 1:29 after Ryan McDonagh gave Team USA 1-0 lead turned the game around. Duchene capped a three-goal first period when he took advantage of a Team USA offensive-zone turnover, walked in on goalie Jonathan Quick and slid it under him.

"We had a chance to knock them out of the tourney tonight, and they were obviously one of the favorites coming in and we had a big opportunity and we took it," Duchene said.


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