Team Canada and Brent Burns took home the World Cup in two games in a best-of-three series against Team Europe. In the first game Tuesday night, Canada outscored Europe 3 to 1. But it was game two that had Canadians on the edge of their seat.
It appeared that Team Europe was on its way to forcing the best-of-three finals to a decisive game on Saturday night.
But Canada, which entered the game with a 5-0 record in the tournament, responded forcefully to the first real adversity it had faced.
With 2 minutes 53 seconds left in the game Team Canada trailed 1-0, Burns fired a power-play shot that Patrice Bergeron tipped in to tie things.
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Then Brad Marchand scored to make it two goals in the last three minutes as Team Canada bested Team Europe 2-1 to take the series.
Burns finished the World Cup with three points and celebrated “like any good Canadian” with beer and teammate Logan Couture.
It was the 16th straight best-on-best victory for the Canadians since the preliminary round of the 2010 Olympics.
To read the full recap of the finals check out nytimes.com.