Tomas Tatar scored his second goal 3:43 into overtime to give Team Europe a 3-2 victory over Sweden Sunday in the World Cup of Hockey semifinals.
Pavel Datsyuk's North American magic show had one final act.
The mighty Canadians and a determined Russia square off in the semi-finals of the World Cup of Hockey starting Tuesday, a closely watched clash of the two most successful nations in the sport's history.
Left with nothing play for at the World Cup of Hockey, coach John Tortorella told his United States players to play a game for themselves.
Vladimir Tarasenko and Ivan Telegin scored 1:19 apart in the second period and Russia beat Finland 3-0 on Thursday to set up a World Cup of Hockey semifinal against Canada -- and knock out Team North America.
Patrick Kane was on the verge of tears as the final horn sounded on another American loss to Canada.
For the first time since Team North America came together, coach Todd McLellan had to re-instill some belief.
The fastest team made a fast, strong first impression at the World Cup of Hockey.
Getting skated out of two rinks by a group of players age 23 and younger was the best thing to happen to Team Europe.
Team USA were outskated and outworked Saturday in a 3-0 upset loss to Team Europe in the opening game of the World Cup of Hockey.