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2016 World Cup of Hockey: Europe face must-win against Canada

Reporter: Guanyuan 丨 CCTV.com

09-29-2016 16:13 BJT

The ice now where in the World Cup of Hockey its do-or-die for team Europe when they go up against Canada for the second game of their best of the final series in Toronto.

The Canadians came out on top in the opener 3-1 and another win here will seal their second straight tournament victory. This is the first time a European team has been included in the event and their coach, Southampton F.C. chairman Ralph Krueger, is confident they can take it to a third game.
"There is no country in the world that finishes better than Canada. We need to have a chance-plus mathematically here to turn this final series. But I do not believe that is a factor with our team. We are playing courageous hockey. We purposely did not devise a system to sit back and give you a boring one-four, wait for the three chances in the game. We are trying to make a game here. We are trying to earn the win by playing the game and allowing our players to play the game and allowing our skill to come in." Team Europe head coach Ralph Krueger said.

"They had a better game. I think we saw what they were capable of in the Round Robin but they played better (in Game 1 final). They were dangerous, they were tough to break down. Their goaltending was just as good as it was in the Round Robin. We know what to expect from them." Canada forward Matt Duchene said.

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