BostonBruins.com - Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron continued their torrid pace at the World Cup of Hockey on Tuesday night, with both notching a goal and an assist to pace Team Canada to a 3-1 win over Team Europe in Game 1 of the best-of-three final series.
Marchand opened the scoring at 2:33 of the first period. The Bruins winger charged to the net and deposited a pass from Bergeron past Jaroslav Halak from the doorstep.
It was Marchand's fourth goal of the tournament, which leads all players. He ranks second in scoring with seven points, behind linemate Sidney Crosby's nine.
Bergeron put a bow on the victory with his third goal of the tournament late in the third. With Crosby controlling the puck behind Europe's net, Bergeron got open in front and one-timed a Crosby pass into the back of the net at 9:24.
Marchand picked up the secondary assist on the tally, his third of the tournament. Bergeron ranks third in tournament scoring (3 goals, 3 assists).
Bruins captain Zdeno Chara landed three shots on goal and blocked two shots in 15 minutes, 38 seconds of ice time for Europe.
Game 2 of the series, in which Canada can capture the tournament with a win, is Thursday night at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto (8 p.m. on ESPN2).