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Team Sweden

Future with Sweden unclear for Sedins

Henrik, Daniel not sure if they will continue international play after loss in World Cup semifinal

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

TORONTO -- The World Cup of Hockey 2016 semifinal on Sunday is not the way Henrik and Daniel Sedin wanted to possibly end their international careers with Sweden.

Team Europe upset favored Team Sweden at Air Canada Centre, winning 3-2 on a goal by Tomas Tatar at 3:43 of overtime. It was Tatar's second goal of the game.

The Sedins, each 35, had talked throughout this tournament about the fact that the end is near for them with Sweden. They may play in the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics, if the NHL sends its players to that tournament. A decision has yet to be made on that front, though.

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Team Europe

Tomas Tatar breaks through for Team Europe

Forward's first two goals at World Cup help earn trip to final

by Tim Campbell @NHLTim / NHL.com Staff Writer

TORONTO -- It has surprised, shocked and over-delivered on its way to the final at the World Cup of Hockey 2016, but all you need to know about how Team Europe is doing it can be found in the process that created the overtime goal against Team Sweden on Sunday.

Tomas Tatar's second of the semifinal sealed it at 3:43 of overtime, and it was eye contact with teammate Mats Zuccarello that led each player to the right moves for a 3-2 win at Air Canada Centre.

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World Cup Game Recap

Tatar scores in OT to lift Team Europe into final

Forward Tomas Tatar's second goal defeats Team Sweden; will play Team Canada

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

TORONTO -- Team Europe wasn't ready for its surprising run at the World Cup of Hockey 2016 to end. 

Tomas Tatar scored 3:43 into overtime to give Team Europe a 3-2 semifinal victory against Team Sweden at Air Canada Centre on Sunday, securing a spot in the best-of-3 final against Team Canada, which begins on Tuesday (8 p.m. ET; ESPN, CBC, TVA Sports).

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Team Sweden

Team Sweden never played to potential

Loss in World Cup semifinal to Team Europe leaves empty feeling

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

TORONTO -- After each game Team Sweden played at the World Cup of Hockey 2016, players would talk about how they were good, but had more to give. They would bring up positive traits such as character and patience, but also say their best was yet to come.

It never came. It never will in this tournament.

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Team Europe

WATCH: Team Europe celebrate World Cup win

Forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare Mic'd Up for semifinal victory

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EUR@SWE: Bellemare Mic'd Up

EUR@SWE: Mic'd up Bellemare celebrates OT winner

Pierre-Edouard Bellemare celebrates Team Europe's OT winner against Team Sweden to propel them into the final against Team Canada

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Thanks to Tomas Tatar's goal at 3:43 of overtime, Team Europe continued its surprising run at the World Cup of Hockey 2016 with a 3-2 win against Team Sweden in the a semifinal at Air Canada Centre on Sunday.

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3 Stars of the Game

3 Stars: Team Sweden vs. Team Europe

Marian Gaborik, Nicklas Backstrom, Tomas Tatar honored

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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:

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Situation Room

Video Review: Team Europe @ Team Sweden - 3:43 of OT

Original call stands: Good goal Team Europe

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Situation Room: EUR vs. SWE

Situation Room: Tatar's overtime winner stands

The referees review Tomas Tatar's overtime goal that deflects off his skate, and after review, the call stands as a good goal for Team Europe

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At 3:43 of overtime in the Team Europe/Team Sweden game, video review confirmed that the puck deflected off of Tomas Tatar's skate and entered the Team Sweden net in a legal fashion. According to Rule 49.2 "A puck that deflects into the net off an attacking player's skate who does not use a distinct kicking motion is a legitimate goal." Good goal Team Europe. 

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Situation Room

Coach's Challenge: EUR @ SWE - 2:31 of Second Period

Original call stands: Good goal Team Sweden

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Situation Room: EUR vs. SWE

Situation Room: Backstrom's goal stands after review

Team Europe challenges goaltender interference on Nicklas Backstorm's rebound goal, and after review, the goal is confirmed for Team Sweden

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At 2:31 of the second period in the Team Europe/Team Sweden game, Team Europe requested a Coach's Challenge to review whether a Team Sweden player interfered with Team Europe goaltender Jaroslav Halak prior to Nicklas Backstrom's goal. 

After reviewing all available replays and consulting with NHL Hockey Operations staff, the Referee confirmed no goaltender interference infractions occurred before the puck crossed the goal line.

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Reasons for Optimism

Team Sweden not taking semifinal lightly

After loss to Team Europe in pretournament finale, players have learned their lesson

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

Team Sweden won't be taking anything for granted when it plays Team Europe in the World Cup of Hockey 2016 semifinal at Air Canada Centre in Toronto on Sunday (1 p.m. ET; ESPN, CBC, TVA Sports).

Team Europe struggled in its first two pretournament games, but put it all together in the third one, a 6-2 win against Team Sweden. Team Europe then defeated the Team USA and Team Czech Republic to earn a spot in the semifinals before losing 4-1 to Team Canada in its final preliminary-round game on Wednesday to finish second in Group A.

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Practice Report

Henrik Lundqvist gives Team Sweden advantage

Veteran goalie can be difference maker in World Cup semifinal vs. Team Europe

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

TORONTO -- At the semifinal stage of the World Cup of Hockey 2016, any advantage is eagerly embraced as the final four teams seek separation from their peers.

For that reason, Team Sweden is overjoyed with its game-breaking talent defending its goal: Henrik Lundqvist. It knows that the man called "King Henrik" can be the ultimate difference maker in the semifinal against Team Europe at Air Canada Centre on Sunday (1 p.m. ET; ESPN, CBC, TVA, TVA Sports).

Team Europe or Team Sweden will play the winner of the semifinal Saturday between Team Russia and Team Canada. 

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