Behind the first line of Sidney Crosby, Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand, Canada landed the first punch in the World Cup of Hockey final on Tuesday night, recording a 3-1 victory over Europe in game 1 of the series best-of-three championship.
These are two teams that had different projections section in the Hockey World Cup.
Host Canada Hockey Jersey was the favorite and did not lose a game in Toronto, which included a 5-3 win over Russia in the semifinals.
Stacked with the most dangerous list the tournament, Canada had 10 players registered at least one goal in his previous four games.
Europe was the shot of the tournament, but a 3-0 opening victory against the United States forced the hockey world to sit up and take notice. The only game he lost was in Canada during the preliminary round in a score of 4-1.
He received a huge boost with New York Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak, who entered Tuesday night with a percentage of 0.947 and an average of 1.96 goals allowed.
But after a game of European power at the beginning came empty, Halak was beaten on the first shot he faced three minutes.
As the power play expired, the power of the Boston Bruins before Bergeron was sent on a breakaway opportunity and was soon joined by his Canadian teammate and Bruins, Marchand, who left the penalty area.