Europe beats Sweden 3-2 in OT, advances to World Cup finals
TORONTO (AP) Tomas Tatar scored his second goal 3:43 into overtime, lifting Team Europe to a 3-2 win Sunday over Sweden in the World Cup of Hockey semifinals.
The eight-nation European team will begin a best-of-three series against Canada on Tuesday night.
Europe will be heavy underdogs against the host Canadians, who have won two straight Olympic gold medals and 14 consecutive games in best-on-best tournaments.
That's just the way the Europeans like it.
Few, if anyone, expected the roster of players from the continent's non-traditional hockey powers to be among the final two in the event created by the NHL and the NHL Players' Association.
With goaltender Jaroslav Halak, the Europeans seem to have a shot to stun Canada.
Halak made 37 saves against Sweden.