Marchand wrists cup-winning goal (0:47)
Chara puts Europe ahead in must-win game (0:39)
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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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2dScott 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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3dCraig 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.


Marchand nets shorthanded game-winner

Team Canada scored a pair of goals in the final minutes of the third period, the second of which came from Brad Marchand with 43.1 seconds left to give his side a 2-1 win over Team Europe and the World Cup of Hockey title.


Paul Grant ESPN.com 

In a thrilling finish, Canada is the winner of the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.

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Winners of the World Cup.

Craig Custance ESPN Senior Writer 

Sidney Crosby wins World Cup MVP honors. Brad Marchand also deserved consideration. This was the best Crosby has looked in a best-on-best international tournament from start to finish. He won Conn Smythe in June, World Cup MVP now and has to be considered Hart Trophy favorite heading into this NHL season. Incredible run of hockey from the game's best player.

Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

During this 12-0-0 streak from start of Sochi to now, Team Canada has outscored the opposition 41-11 (17-3 in Sochi and 24-8 at WCup)

Craig Custance ESPN Senior Writer 

Incredible finish for the Canadians. Two Bruins - Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron score goals in the final two minutes to beat Europe and win the World Cup. Full marks to Ralph Krueger and his Europe team for nearly pulling off the upset. Europe was the only team to make Canada sweat and force Carey Price to be a difference-maker.

Bucci Mane @Buccigross

I'm sure Crosby will be MVP. 3 goals 7 assists +8. Price also is candidate. He was brilliant. Crosby-Marchand-Bergeron finish 1-2-3 points.

Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

World Cup champs, Canada 12-0-0 since start of Sochi, amazing run in best-on-best hockey, 16-game winning streak dating back to Van 2010

Scott Burnside @ESPN_Burnside

What a shot by Brad Marchand with 43.1 seconds left to give Canada a 2-1 lead and the World Cup of Hockey championship.

Craig Custance ESPN Senior Writer 

Brad Marchand short-handed! Canada takes the lead. Jonathan Toews sets it up beautifully. Just crushing for Europe. What a tournament Marchand has turned in.