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Watch live: Team Europe leading in must-win Game 2

Team Canada is one win away from a World Cup of Hockey championship, while Team Europe's veteran cast hopes to extend the finals to a deciding Game 3.

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1dJoe McDonald

Zdeno Chara deserves cheers, not jeers

Team Europe's Zdeno Chara is a dedicated defenseman on the ice and a charitable ambassador for the game off of it, Joe McDonald says. So why do fans still boo the veteran Bruins blueliner?

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1dScott Burnside

Europe earns respect even in defeat

Team Europe showed the guts and single-mindedness it has become known for in a short time and gave us a strangely compelling and wholly unexpected effort in a 3-1 loss to Canada.

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Marchand scores to give Canada an early lead (0:43)
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3dPierre LeBrun

Team Canada's leaders are battle-tested

You won't see any panic or selfishness from Team Canada's core stars, including Sydney Crosby and Shea Weber, who know what it's like to play through the toughest of situations.

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4dJoe McDonald

Pride the root of Europe's success

A complete unknown and a bit of a joke early on, Europe has come together and proved with its win over Sweden and a berth in the finals against Canada that it is the real thing.

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4dJohn Buccigross

Buccigross: Sidney Crosby's on a roll, but where's the emotion?

For Sunday's Hat Trick Challenge, ESPN anchor John Buccigross wants Sidney Crosby to show more rage and wonders if we'll see one of his Canada linemates make a (Brad) Marchand of the Penguins.

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2dCraig Custance

The blueprint to an upset for Team Europe

It's hard to imagine Team Europe beating Team Canada in a three-game series. If they do, here's how it'll happen, according to Craig Custance.

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The funnest day ever

Chris Jones took his son on an epic sports trip -- a Toronto FC game, followed by a World Cup of Hockey game -- and it taught him more about being a dad than anything else.

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5dCraig Custance

Bryzgalov: Canada like Orcs from 'The Hobbit'

Former Team Russia goalie Ilya Bryzgalov still has vivid memories -- and colorful descriptions -- of Canada's dominant win when the teams last met in an important game.

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6dChris Jones

Team USA learns the hard way that heart can be fickle

Team USA, knowing it couldn't match Canada's talent, favored passion over skill when building its World Cup of Hockey roster. The strategy backfired and left the team brokenhearted.

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Canada has won its last 24 international games with Sidney Crosby in the lineup, dating back to the 2010 Olympics.

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Europe is up after one period. Who saw that coming?

Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

Team Europe with a 1-0 lead over Team Canada after first period. Shots: Europe 12, Canada 8.

Craig Custance ESPN Senior Writer 

Team Europe robbed of a penalty shot. Then can't convert on the power play. Canada PK remains perfect in World Cup, big part of their World Cup success.

Paul Grant ESPN.com 

Game might be sold out, but some good seats are not being used. Toronto Blue Jays also playing nearby.

Corey Pronman @coreypronman

Zach Werenski playing a lot with Jack Johnson the last two games so he's already getting the tough assignments.

Scott Burnside @ESPN_Burnside

Figure that's a pretty compelling case for a penalty shot but Team Europe gets its first PP with Brent Burns off for hooking Marian Hossa.

Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

Oh c'mon, give us a penalty shot! Oh well, Burns for hooking Hossa on the breakaway. Good opening period again by Europe

Chara puts Europe ahead in must-win game

Facing elimination in Game 2 of the World Cup of Hockey final, Zdeno Chara puts Europe on the board first over Canada with a nice wrist shot.

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Paul Grant ESPN.com 

Chara with a top-shelf wrister gives Europe the early lead. Europe!

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Rosters for tonight's Game 2, which is live now on ESPN2, Watch and the app.

Scott Burnside @ESPN_Burnside

However this turns out good on Ralph Krueger and Team Europe for giving us much more in this final than many had expected. 1-0 Europe.

Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

Zdeno Chara gives Team Europe a 1-0 lead over Canada. Heck of a shot by Chara.

Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

Expect a lot of rink-wide passes by Team Europe in Game 2 in an attempt to create space and spread things out against Canada.

Paul Grant ESPN.com 

One national anthem. O Canada, sung by Walk Off the Earth.