Sweden vs Russia: Russia started off the tournament with a victory over the United States, knocking off a key opponent in their quest to win Group B. Tonight they face the second of them and can secure the top spot and the best quarterfinal that comes with it if they get past Sweden in regulation.
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Russia’s top line came alive on Tuesday night versus Austria, with Vasili Podkolzin breaking out with a three-point night. Sweden has been getting its scoring by committee with Noel Gunter and Theodor Niederbach leading the way. Through two games, they have outscored opponents 11-1, but they do see their toughest matchups on back-to-back days to end the tournament.
Sunday’s game was a much quieter one for Canada, after their 16-2 rout of the depleted German team on Saturday. Germany will return to action on Monday, and the good news is that several of their players have now been released from quarantine.
Elsewhere, the IIHF will almost certainly announce a suspension on Austrian forward Philipp Wimmer, who delivered a reckless check to the head late in Saturday’s game against the United States. He was served a five-minute major penalty and game misconduct, but he’s likely to miss more of the tournament as a result of supplemental discipline
Team Russia projected lineup
Rodion Amirov, Marat Khusnutdinov, Vasili Podkolzin, Arseni Gritsyuk, Mikhail Abramov, Yegor Chinakhov, Danil Bashkirov, Yegor Spiridinov, Ilya Safonov, Vasili Ponomaryov, Yegor Afanasyev, Maxim Groshev, Zakhar Bardakov, Shakir Mukhamadullin, Semyon Chistyakov, Roman Bychkov, Yan Kuznetsov, Kirill Kirsanov, Artemi Knyazev, Yegor Shevkovtsov, Yaroslav Askarov, Artur Akhtyamov
Team Sweden projected lineup
Lucas Raymond, Albin Sundsvik, Alexandrer Holtz, Simon Holmström, Arvid Costmar, Noel Gunler, Emil Heineman, Theodor Niederbach, Elmer Söderblom, Zion Nybeck, Jonathan Wilkström, Oskar Olausson, Oskar Kvist, Tobias Björnfot, Emil Andrae, Albert Johansson, Victor Söderström, Alex Brännstam, Gustav Berglund, Ludvig Hedström, Hugo Alnefelt, Jesper Wallstedt