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Bergeron, Marchand Propel Canada to World Cup Title

Linemates grab tying and winning goals

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / Boston Bruins

BostonBruins.com - All tournament long, Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron showed the rest of the hockey world what so many in Boston already know: they are one of the best tandems in the game.

 

It was no different in the World Cup finale on Thursday night. Bergeron tallied the tying goal with 2:53 to go, which set up Marchand's winner with 43 seconds remaining, as the Bruins linemates led Team Canada to a 2-1 victory and the 2016 World Cup of Hockey title at Air Canada Centre in Toronto. Bruins coach Claude Julien was an assistant for Canada.

 

Marchand's tally came shorthanded. The winger charged through the slot and collected a behind-the-back feed from Jonathan Toews, before firing a laser past Jaroslav Halak to put Canada up 2-1.

 

Just 2:09 earlier, Bergeron tied the score on the power play, when he tipped home a Brent Burns slapper from the top of the crease.

 

Bruins captain Zdeno Chara scored Team Europe's lone goal just 6:26 into the contest, when he took a dish from Andrej Sekera and fired a wrister past Carey Price from the left circle.

 

Marchand (8 points) and Bergeron (7 points) finished second and third, respectively, in tournament scoring, behind their linemate and tournament MVP Sidney Crosby (10 points). Marchand's six goals led all players, while Bergeron's four were good for second.

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