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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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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 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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World Cup Game Recap

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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3 Stars of the Game

3 Stars: Team Canada vs. Team Europe

Patrice Bergeron, Carey Price, Brad Marchand honored

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CAN@EUR: 3 Stars of the Game

Canada vs. Europe: 3 Stars of the Game

Patrice Bergeron, Carey Price and Brad Marchand are your 3 Stars of the Game in Team Canada's title-clinching 2-1 win against Team Europe

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Team Canada defeated Team Europe 2-1 in Game 2 of the World Cup of Hockey 2016 final at Air Canada Centre on Thursday to win the tournament.

Here are the three stars of the game as selected by NHL.com writers.

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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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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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Final

5 Keys: Team Canada vs. Team Europe, Game 2

Limiting turnovers, net-front presence crucial in potential championship clincher

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

TORONTO -- Team Canada and Team Europe play Game 2 of the best-of-3 final of the World Cup of Hockey 2016 at Air Canada Centre on Thursday (8 p.m. ET; ESPN2, CBC, TVA, TVA Sports). Team Canada defeated Team Europe 3-1 in Game 1 on Tuesday and can win the championship with a victory.

Here are 5 keys to the game:

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Team Europe

Team Europe calm, determined entering Game 2

Hope 'nice bite and nice edge' translates to extending World Cup final

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

TORONTO -- Team Europe coach Ralph Krueger said his players are more calm and determined than angry heading into Game 2 against Team Canada in the best-of-3 final at the World Cup of Hockey 2016 at Air Canada Centre on Thursday (8 p.m. ESPN2, CBC, TVA, TVA Sports).

Krueger had said his players were "very angry" after their 3-1 loss to Team Canada in Game 1 on Tuesday.

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Team Europe

Team Europe feels it can extend unexpected run

Will try to even best-of-3 final against Team Canada

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

TORONTO -- Throughout the World Cup of Hockey 2016, Team Europe has done well at staying in the moment.

Coach Ralph Krueger has said more than once, "Because we have no past and we have no future, we are really capable of being in the now."

That approach has served Team Europe well on its way to the World Cup final against Team Canada. But after losing 3-1 in Game 1 on Tuesday, the reality is this team might really have no future after Game 2 of the best-of-3 series on Thursday (8 p.m. ET; ESPN2, CBC, TVA, TVA Sports).

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