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Canada celebrates World Cup of Hockey win

NHL players, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau offer their salutes

by Cristina Ledra @cledra / Staff Writer

Shortly after Brad Marchand went airborne to celebrate his game-winning goal for Team Canada in the World Cup of Hockey 2016, the party was on.

Marchand scored the go-ahead, shorthanded goal with 43.1 seconds left in the game to give Team Canada a 2-1 win against Team Europe, and Brent Burns and Logan Couture found the goggles and a couple of cold ones to get the bash started in the locker room.

It wasn't just the players in the tournament who had something to say about Team Canada's big win. Congratulatory tweets were coming in from players around the NHL.

Some simply boasted the Canadian flag and pride in their home country.

Tweet from @NateThompson44: WOW ����

Tweet from @JamieMcGinn88: ����

Tweet from @Cous27: ����

Tweet from @brookslaich: Yeeeehaw @HC_Men - congrats fellas!! #WCH2016 ������

Tweet from @TJ_Brodie7: Congrats to #TeamCanada on a great series & winning the #WCH2016

Tweet from @CarloColaiacovo: Congrats @HC_Men���� #worldcupofhockey2016champs��

A couple of messages even came in from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Tweet from @JustinTrudeau: .@HC_masculin remporte la Coupe du monde de hockey��! Beau travail, les gars. Merci de d��fendre nos couleurs. #CMH2016

Tweet from @JustinTrudeau: Canada���s @hc_men���s wins the World Cup of Hockey! Well done boys. Thanks for defending home ice. #WCH2016

Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn, who couldn't participate for Team Canada in the tournament because of a core muscle injury, also chimed in.

Tweet from @jamiebenn14: ����������

Others focused on Marchand and linemate Sidney Crosby, who was named tournament MVP. The line of Marchand, Crosby and Patrice Bergeron caught fire during the World Cup with Marchand scoring a tournament-high five goals and Crosby leading the tournament with 10 points (three goals, seven assists).

Tweet from @Matt_Beleskey: 37 + 63 = ��

Tweet from @Ferknuckle: I love him like a brother but I never would have thought I would see so many fans of other teams love @Bmarch63 too! ��������

And speaking of Boston Bruins teammates Marchand and Bergeron, they had a special message for their fans.

Tweet from @NHLBruins: The champs want to say hello! #WCH2016 ��

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