* Crosby improved to a perfect 25-0-0 in his last 25 outings with Team Canada dating to the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, leading four groups to championships in that span (also as captain at 2014 Olympic Winter Games and 2015 World Championship).
He has totaled 10-16—26, as well as three game-winning goals (and a gold-medal goal), in those 25 appearances:
Sidney Crosby, Last 25 GP for Team Canada
2010 Olympic Winter Games (Final 4 GP): 2-0—2
2014 Olympic Winter Games (6 GP): 1-2—3
2015 World Championship (9 GP): 4-7—11
World Cup of Hockey 2016 (6 GP): 3-7—10
* The World Cup of Hockey 2016 coronation continues a 17-month stretch for Crosby that also has seen him win the 2015 World Championship and 2015-16 Stanley Cup (with the Pittsburgh Penguins). He also won the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP during Pittsburgh’s run to the Stanley Cup in June.
. . . PRICE ALSO ADDS TO FLAWLESS STRETCH WITH TEAM CANADA
Carey Price stopped 32-of-33 shots for the second consecutive game to guide Team Canada to its World Cup of Hockey 2016 championship. He finished the tournament with a 5-0-0 record, along with a 1.40 goals-against average and .957 save percentage – both tops among goaltenders with at least two appearances.
Price also upped his record to a perfect 16-0-0 with a 1.05 goals-against average, .962 save percentage and five shutouts in his last 16 appearances with Team Canada dating to the 2007 World Junior Championship (17 GA in 16 GP).
2007 World Junior Championship: 6-0-0, 1.14 GAA, .961 SV%, 2 SO
2014 Olympic Winter Games: 5-0-0, 0.59 GAA, .972 SV%, 2 SO
World Cup of Hockey 2016: 5-0-0, 1.40 GAA, .957 SV%, 1 SO
TWICE AS NICE
Joe Thornton and Jay Bouwmeester captured their second World Cup of Hockey championships after also winning with Team Canada in 2004. Thornton registered 1-5—6 in six games during that tournament, while Bouwmeester did not collect a point in four contests.
DID YOU KNOW?
Team Canada trailed for 50:41 of Game 2 of the World Cup of Hockey 2016 final. Prior to Thursday, it had trailed for just 2:41, or 0.9%, of total playing time in the tournament.
Five Games Prior to Game 2 of Final
Leading – 258:46 (86.25%)
Trailing – 2:41 (0.9%)
Tied – 38:33 (12.85%)
Game 2 of Final
Leading – 0:44 (1.2%)
Trailing – 50:41 (84.5%)
Tied – 8:35 (14.3%)
TEAM EUROPE LEAVES WITH HEADS HELD HIGH
“[You] need to open your mind to the big picture and the journey this group partook in and how we played today was amazing. I mean, by far, by far our best game. They played their hearts out . . . I feel nothing but pride of the way this group performed today, the challenge they put up against Canada. This group just continued to surprise and beat the odds and beat the thoughts of everybody that was watching . . . Looking back, I know with some distance from today, we will do nothing but celebrate this month of September 2016 as a special month for this Team Europe group and what they did here.” – Team Europe head coach Ralph Krueger