With one match in the novels, Team Europe will now have to win 2 straight games to take the World Cup of Hockey — something Thomas Vanek, a forward on Europe, said would be”hopeless”. Team Canada has yet to shed heading into Game 2 of the best-of-three series with Europe and will seem to shut the World Cup curtains Thursday night in the Air Canada Centre.
The games of minus USA will be 9-3 in this tournament.
Canada is 2-0 against Europe at this tournament, outscoring them 7-2.
Carey Price is 4-0 with a .954 save percentage along with a 1.50 goals-against average in the World Cup.
Team Canada was true not great in Game 1 of the closing and if you listened to post-game interviews without considering the score to begin with, you would’ve thought they had lost according to how negatively the players talked. They were more than enough to get the work done and came away with a 3-1 win. Canada outshot Europe 38-33 at the contest and the group that outshoots their competitor wins, as we have seen throughout this championship.
The lines have narrowed a bit for this particular game but Team Canada remains a heavy favorite at BetOnline where they have been tabbed with a moneyline of all -900. Europe had stretches of play against Canada in Game 1 through which they looked capable of shooting down the defending Olympic gold medalists. Call me a broken record but, man, +550 is mad value for a baseball game in which a goalie can acquire or lose a game depending on what type of day he’s having. Europe has played Canada tough in their matchups up to now and has proved they can beat good teams.
I begged you to take the +110 value on Team Europe’s +2.5 puckline in Game 1 and if you didit paid you well. Canada is once again a 2.5-goal favored and I believe this game stays nearer than oddsmakers do I’m predicting a 4-2 lead to favor of Team Canada.