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Watch live: Europe clinging to lead 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.

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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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.


Craig Custance ESPN Senior Writer 

Heat really turned up at the end of the second period in World Cup finals. Europe continues to lead Canada 1-0 and this Canada team isn't used to trailing for an extended period of time. One more period of play but Europe showing its veteran savvy and proving its capable of pulling off the upset.

Scott Burnside @ESPN_Burnside

As for Steven Stamkos that flub of a wide open chance in the final seconds of the second pretty much sums up his tournament.

Scott Burnside @ESPN_Burnside

Hasn't been a banner night for the Crosby/Marchand/Bergeron unit but had their best shift of the night late in the second.

Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

Team Europe with a 1-0 lead after two periods in Game 2. Shots: Europe 27, Canada 21.

Paul Grant ESPN.com 

Europe is 20 minutes away from snapping Canada's winning streak. Stunner!

Scott Burnside @ESPN_Burnside

Pretty good action at both ends. Carey Price just robbed Thomas Vanek. With about 25 minutes left in this one Canada held to 18 shots.

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Europe head coach Ralph Krueger talked about need to capitalize on odd-man rushes. Thomas Vanek/Jannik Hansen just squandered great chance.

Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

A ton of puck luck for Team Europe in this game against Canada.

Scott Burnside @ESPN_Burnside

Great pushback from Team Europe after penalty. Mikkel Boedker had a great chance thwarted by Carey Price who has been tested in second.

Corey Pronman @coreypronman

I'm not asking for a lot in the TOR-BUF game I just want to see Alex and William Nylander fight. Is that so much to ask.

Paul Grant ESPN.com 

Melrose, Bettman, Levy, bringing the goods on the World Cup of Hockey.

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

Paul Grant ESPN.com 

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.