With the World Cup of Hockey starting in less than five days, here are the games you should be sure to mark down on the calendar for during the Round Robin.
World Cup of Hockey Round Robin Games You Won’t Want to Miss
North America vs Russia
The high-flying young guns team will take on the notorious Russian squad. Speed and skill will be a surplus in this game that could easily turn into a goal fest with all the talent on both teams. Team North America blew up the scoreboard in the preliminary action, Russia can just as easily do the same. Team Russia split their exhibition series against the Czech Republic with a win and shootout loss. The game should also bring out the best in Alex Ovechkin who is known for his competitive streak, this game might get a boost out of the Capitals star playing against the young squad.
Monday, Sept. 19: North America vs Russia 8 p.m., ESPN2, SN, TVA Sports
Rivalry Games: Canada vs USA & Sweden vs Finland
The day after North America vs Russia. Fans are going to be treated to a double header of big territorial rivalries. The Border Wars will provide for a great day of games with four of the tournament’s biggest contenders. There’s already plenty of tension between Canada and Team USA and these two teams have no qualms about getting physical with each other.
Tuesday, Sept. 20
Team Finland vs. Team Sweden, 3 p.m., ESPN, SN, TVA Sports
Team Canada vs. Team USA, 8 p.m., ESPN, SN, TVA Sports
Just Watch Them All
Realistically all of the games will provide some of the best hockey that will be ever seen this time of year. The Pre-tournament games so far have been rough and hard fought, it’s going to be quite a sight to see how the intensity picks up and team’s play once the games start to count.