Today’s schedule may not feature a marquee matchup like Canada vs. Russia, but it’s still got some quality teams on the ice. Team USA takes the day off, while Switzerland and Slovakia get to start their tournament play.
Poor Latvia has to deal with Russia.
Keep your eyes on Blues prospects Nikolaj Krag Christensen (Denmark) and Adam Musil (Czech Republic). Musil, as Brian helpfully pointed out, holds dual Canadian and Czech citizenship.
Here’s the schedule (all times Central):
Switzerland vs. Czech Republic; Group A; Noon; NHL Network
Russia vs. Latvia; Group B; 3 p.m.; NHL Network
Finland vs. Denmark; Group A; 4:30 p.m.; NHL Network
Slovakia vs. Canada; Group B; 6:30 p.m.; NHL Network