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2dJoe McDonald

Can Team Europe take out favored Sweden?

Many thought that culling players from eight different nations would make Team Europe a World Cup laughingstock. Instead, it has proven to be an allied threat to Sweden in the semis.

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2dCraig Custance

Who comes back for Team USA?

The 2016 World Cup of Hockey couldn't have gone much worse for Team USA. Which players will be back representing the country in the future?

Tavares wrister from slot gives Canada three-goal cushion (0:34)
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11hPierre LeBrun

Crosby outduels Ovechkin again

In yet another important international head-to-head confrontation, Sidney Crosby emerged victorious, while Alex Ovechkin was shut down. Has Ovechkin's legacy been permanently established?

Crosby puts two-way skills on display scoring first goal of game (0:26)
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22hCraig 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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2dChris 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.


Team USA's exit, semi-finals preview, more

Scott Burnside, Craig Custance, Pierre LeBrun, Joe McDonald and Chris Jones examine Team North America's exit from the World Cup of Hockey and preview the semi-finals matchups.

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3dCraig Custance

Flat Team USA sent packing

Considered one of the favorites before the World Cup, the Americans ended their embarrassing run with a loss to the Czechs, a team many considered the weakest in the tournament.

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Malkin scores short side to extend Russia's lead (0:45)
Ovechkin sets up Tarasenko for easy goal (0:42)
Seguin calls the Cup his goal this season (2:18)
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3dCraig Custance

What to expect from Patrik Laine in the NHL

Though Patrik Laine has not done much on the score sheet in the World Cup, his game has drawn comparisons to all-time greats, Craig Custance writes.

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4dChris Jones

North America amazes in one thrilling minute

The sport's future flashed before Sweden's eyes as Team North America's kids put on a dazzling display of speed and skill in one hot minute at the World Cup of Hockey.

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4dScott Burnside

In wake of collapse, U.S. faces hard questions

The players have had their say, but if the USA Hockey brass aren't doing a lot of soul-searching about the implications of a disastrous showing at the World Cup of Hockey, they should be.

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2016 World Cup of Hockey schedule

Dates have been set for all 17 possible games at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, all to be played at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.


Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

Team Europe coach Ralph Krueger with the quote of the tournament when asked about Zdeno Chara: "He's been absolutely fabulous to work with as a human being. I feel more a friendship almost more than coach/player relationship after one year of working with Zdeno Chara and I look forward to helping him whenever he decides to move into another role in life, but I know he's got a couple of good years of player in him still, but he's definitely been a tower in more ways than his physical presence – it's the man inside of that tower that's really quite amazing to work with and it's been such a pleasure and I wish him a victory today as much as all the other players, of course, but for him especially this would be a wonderful day to move on."

Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

Team Europe coach Ralph Krueger on today's game vs. Sweden: "It'll be a one-goal game."

Craig Custance ESPN Senior Writer 

Another disappointing showdown vs. Sidney Crosby for Alex Ovechkin.

Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

Team Canada's coach Mike Babcock discusses the 5-3 win over Russia in the semifinals of the World Cup of Hockey.


Craig Custance ESPN Senior Writer 

Canada coach Mike Babcock: "We're going to be measured on what happens next."

Craig Custance ESPN Senior Writer 

Lots of praise tonight from the Canadian players for the job turned in by Russian goalie Sergei Bobrovsky.

Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

Team Canada's Brad Marchand explains what makes Sidney Crosby a big-game player.


Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

Team Canada's Sidney Crosby and Brad Marchand discuss the 5-3 win over Russia in the semifinal of the World Cup of Hockey.


Craig Custance ESPN Senior Writer 

Brad Marchand on Russian goalie Sergei Bobrovsky: He played a phenomenal game and kept the Russians in it.

Craig Custance ESPN Senior Writer 

Sidney Crosby says a short summer after Penguins long run has helped him transition quickly to strong play in the World Cup.