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Watch live: Canada looks to clinch World Cup title

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.

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.

Chris Jones

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.


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.

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

Scott Burnside @ESPN_Burnside

Believe Team Canada head coach Mike Babcock is wearing one of his lucky McGill University ties. He played for McGill in the mid-1980s.

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Captain Canada knows a thing or two about putting the puck in the net.


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Brent Burns is serious, people.

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Drew Doughty is in the zone during warmups.

Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

Team Canada and Team Europe take the ice for Game 2 warmups at the World Cup of Hockey at Air Canada Centre in Toronto. If Canada wins the tournament is over. Europe will attempt to force a Game 3 on Saturday.

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Here comes Europe.

Steve Levy @espnSteveLevy

Sidney Crosby scored a hat trick in his 1st NHL game ever against Jaro Halak 10/28/09...Halak was pulled. Replaced by Carey Price. #WCH2016

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Draft tap. Because Canada.

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Who's ready for a little World Cup of Hockey finals action? Coming soon: Canada vs. Europe, 8 ET, ESPN2.

Craig Custance

The NHL game is moving away from slow, plodding defensemen, and the Predators are way ahead of the curve. Craig Custance checks in with GM David Poile. Predators defense may transform how teams are built

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