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:
Marchand from Bergeron pic.twitter.com/OOqtTk9ss2— Stephanie (@myregularface) September 28, 2016
Steven Stamkos added his first goal of the tournament in the last five minutes of the 1st period:
Stamkos from Getzlaf [and Chara] pic.twitter.com/l7Fo4286iB— Stephanie (@myregularface) September 28, 2016
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:
Tatar goal pic.twitter.com/0Wy8bqgFwY— Stephanie (@myregularface) September 28, 2016
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:
Bergeron goal, 3-1 Canada pic.twitter.com/vrRY2weYUt— Stephanie (@myregularface) September 28, 2016
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.
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.