2016 World Cup of Hockey - Saturday’s exhibition games
Want a quick rundown of Saturday’s three 2016 World Cup of Hockey exhibition games? You’re in luck.
Russia at Czech Republic (10:30 a.m. ET, on ESPN3, Sportsnet, TVA Sports)
Team Russia took the first game (4-3 score) between the two on Thursday. We get another reminder of Alex Ovechkin and the rest of Russia’s formidable fleet of forwards.
With Vladimir Sobotka banged up, the Czechs might limp through this game:
Team Czech has not extra players with Sobotka out today (expected to play Wednesay) and Cervenka not available until tomorrow.— Tom Gulitti (@TomGulittiNHL) September 10, 2016
Finland at Sweden (noon ET on ESPN3, Sportsnet, TVA Sports)
Finland won round one between these rivals by a score of 3-2. One of the stories to follow comes in Finland’s net, as Tuukka Rask might take Pekka Rinne’s spot this time around and may face Henrik Lundqvist on the other end.
This contest may jog your memory about Sweden’s ridiculous wealth of defense, by the way. The mass of blueliners might help:
U.S. at Canada (7 p.m. ET, on ESPN3, Sportsnet, TVA Sports)
More than just an exhibition game. Maybe more than a little unfriendly. Possibly more on this later today.
For even more on the contests, check below: