Marian Hossa, Team Europe advance to World Cup of Hockey final vs. Canada
Hossa will meet Blackhawks teammates Corey Crawford and Jonathan Toews in the best-of-three series.
Tomas Tatar scored the game-winning goal in overtime to lift Team Europe over Team Sweden, 3-2, Sunday to advance to the World Cup final best-of-three series against Team Canada.
Europe defeats Sweden pic.twitter.com/QLfiqlMzUH— Stephanie (@myregularface) September 25, 2016
The series begins at 7 p.m. CT Tuesday on ESPN.
The Chicago Blackhawks will be represented by three players in the final: Corey Crawford and Jonathan Toews (Canada) and Marian Hossa (Europe).
Canada clinched a spot in the final with a 5-3 victory over Team Russia on Saturday. Toews skated 19 minutes, 18 seconds with a 67 percent winning percentage in the face-off circle during Canada’s win. The Hawks captain has three goals and an assist through four games in the tournament. His goal total is tied with Canadian teammates Sidney Crosby and Brad Marchand for the tournament lead.
Crawford stopped 19-of-20 shots in Canada’s 4-1 win over Europe in round-robin play for his first major international tournament victory. Carey Price is expected to start Game 1 against Europe.
Hossa scored Europe’s lone goal in the loss to Canada.
Tuesday, Sept. 27
Final Game 1, 7 p.m., (ESPN, CBC)
Thursday, Sept. 29
Final Game 2, 7 p.m., (ESPN2, CBC)
Saturday, Oct. 1
Final Game 3 (if necessary), 6 p.m., (ESPN2, CBC)