Team USA laid an egg in the first game of the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, losing to Team Europe 3-0.
TEAM USA LINES:
Johnson & Johnson.
Goalie: Quick (vs. Halak).
Team Europe would grab an early lead on a 2-on-1 break-away goal by Marian Gaborik, just 4:19 into the contest.
The first period would end with Team Europe leading 1-0. Team USA led 6-5 in Shots on goal for the period.
Team Europe would stretch the lead to 2-0 on a goal by Leon Draisaitl at 4:02 of the second period.
Team USA would finally get on a the board with a power play goal by Derek Stepan at 14:10 of the second period, but upon further review, the goal was deemed illegal, directed in goal, and disallowed.
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Team Europe would stretch the lead to 3-0 on a goal by Pierre Edouard Bellemare at 18:32 of the second period.
The period would end with Team Europe leading 3-0. Team USA out-shot Team Europe 18-9 through two periods of play.
The third period would go scoreless, as Team Europe took the win, 3-0. Team USA next faces Team Canada on Tuesday night at 8:00 PM.
Other scenes from the game:
By Jon Sorensen