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One Bruin opened the championship game with a goal for Team Europe, but two others scored to seal the win for Team Canada.

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World Cup Of Hockey 2016 - Team Europe v Canada. Bruin on Bruin action behind the net (Brad Marchand and Zdeno Chara)
Bruin on Bruin action behind the net (Brad Marchand and Zdeno Chara)
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In Bruins news:

  • Zdeno Chara opened the scoring, but what better way to close out the World Cup championship for Team Canada than a Patrice Bergeron tip followed by a shorty by the "Little Ball of Great?" The Boston Globe
  • Score ALL THE GOALS! The Bruins owned the final game, and Brad Marchand can count on a call IF the Bettman allows the NHL to participate in the 2018 Olympic Games. Fox Sports
  • Just rename the championship, already... @DaysofYorr
  • Even as he was pausing to praise his Bruins teammates; performances last night, Chara could probably hear the clock ticking on his international career. The Boston Globe
  • Marchand, in fact, led the tournament with five goals, while Bergeron finished with the second most overall, notching four of his own. WEEI
  • Best. Week. EVER! Marchand went from jeers to cheers in Toronto, and will be a Bruin for the foreseeable future. Not bad for a pest... Puck Daddy
  • Here's a snapshot of the Bruins Week That Was, courtesy of Kirk Luedeke. Scouting Post
  • "Babysitting?" It looks like Ryan Spooner's deficiencies in the faceoff circle will keep him glued to the side of Dominic Moore. Boston CBS Local
  • Young Jakub Zboril has made a strongly favorable impression at camp while learning at the knee of Kevan Miller, but will likely open the season in Providence. Boston Herald
  • The Bruins are still sizing up "PTO Pete" Peter Mueller, whose ability to play either wing will help him make his case to stay on. WEEI
  • It was great to see Malcolm Subban back in action again on Wednesday night. Hockeybuzz
  • Here is the expected roster for tonight's rematch against the Red Wings... The Boston Globe
  • ...as we watch these storylines unfold. NESN

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Team Europe, the team with no past and no future, burned through all the competition to the finals despite initial skepticism, and has now left its members with a camaraderie they will not forget. World Cup of Hockey
  • Here's what the World Cup organizers did well, and here's what should change. The Globe And Mail Continue on with this bunch of suggestions to improve the tournament next time. Sportsnet
  • A tale of two coaching styles- Mike Babcock and Ralph Krueger each succeeded with very different approaches. The New York Times
  • Moving target- see how projections shift for each Atlantic Division team as both they and their opponents simultaneously shuffle personnel and make changes. Pension Plan Puppets
  • New Canadiens player Andrew Shaw (the Habs' $24M dollar man) has been suspended as a result of his antics- and is now in the sights of the Department of Player Safety. Habs Eyes On The Prize