Crosby Assists Canada's 1-0 #WCH2016 Finals Lead

The World Cup Finals best-of-three series began last night as Team Canada took on Team Europe and oh captain our captain led the way.


Crosby Keeps Killing Em

In a match that saw Team Europe's assembled stars look like the better team at times over Team Canada's variable top notch all star team, it was Sidney Crosby who once again showed why he was the best player in all of hockey without debate.

Team Canada opened scoring with a Brad Marchand goal, secondary assist going to none other than Sidney Crosby, just over two minutes in to the game:



Steven Stamkos added his first goal of the tournament in the last five minutes of the 1st period:




In the second period Team Europe finally capitalized on what had been to that point a stronger effort and push that saw them leading in shots on goal (Canada would later win that battle 38-33).  Tomas Tatar started what Team Europe had hoped would be the beginning of their scoring, and probably would have been without Carey Price:



The third period evened out a bit, with Team Canada playing with a bit more urgency and push.  It was then that Crosby registered the primary assist on the third and final Team Canada goal with just over nine minutes left to play:



Sidney Crosby continues to lead the tournament with nine points (3 goals, 6 assists) in seven games.  He's pretty good.

Team Europe did their best to tie the game up but in the end Team Canada came out on top, winning 3-1 and taking a 1-0 series lead.

Other Notes

Game 2 of the best-of-3 series takes place Thursday night, 8:00pm on ESPN2.  Canada can win the 2016 World Cup of Hockey with a win.

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