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3 Stars of the Game

3 Stars: Team Sweden vs. Team Europe

Marian Gaborik, Nicklas Backstrom, Tomas Tatar honored @NHL

EUR@SWE: 3 Stars of the Game

Europe vs. Sweden: 3 Stars of the Game

Marian Gaborik, Nicklas Backstrom and Tomas Tatar are your 3 Stars of the Game in Team Europe's 3-2 overtime win over Team Sweden

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Team Europe defeated Team Sweden 3-2 in overtime on Sunday in the second semifinal of the World Cup of Hockey 2016. Team Europe will play Team Canada in the best-of-3 final which begins Tuesday (8 p.m. ET; ESPN, CBC, TVA Sports).

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


3rd Star - Marian Gaborik, F, Team Europe

1 GOAL, 4 SHOTS, 17:58 TOI

Beat Henrik Lundqvist at 16:27 of the second period, tying the game at 2-2 and giving Team Europe life. Had four shots on goal, second-most on Team Europe.


2nd Star - Nicklas Backstrom, F, Team Sweden

1 GOAL, 3 SHOTS, 21:35 TOI

Scored the first goal of the game at 2:31 of the second period to give Team Sweden an early lead. Won 12 of 23 faceoffs (52 percent) and led Team Sweden forwards in ice time.


1st Star - Tomas Tatar, F, Team Europe

2 GOALS, 5 SHOTS, 15:17 TOI

His second goal of the game at 3:43 of overtime lifted Team Europe to the championship series against Team Canada. Scored his first goal 12 seconds into the third period to give Team Europe a 2-1 lead. His five shots were the most of any player in the game.

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