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World Cup tonight: Sweden vs. Russia and North America vs. Finland

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Hockey: World Cup of Hockey-Pre Tournament-Team Sweden vs Team Europe Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The World Cup of Hockey’s preliminary round kicked with two games and two shutouts: Team Europe over Team USA 3-0 (Steven Stamkos had an assist, 2 PIMs, 4 shots in 15:53) Team Canada over Team Czech Republic 6-0. What will today’s matchups have in store?

(This article will continue to be updated so check back for the latest news!)

Team Sweden vs. Team Russia

3 p.m. Eastern, ESPN

Lightning players on Team Sweden: Anton Stralman, Victor Hedman

Sweden lineup updates: Will be updated

Lightning players on Team Russia: Nikita Kucherov, Nikita Nesterov, Vlad Namestnikov, Andrei Vasilevskiy

Russia lineup updates: Sergei Bobrovsky gets the starting nod.

Stories to hold you over before the game:

Team North America vs. Team Finland

8 p.m. Eastern, ESPN2

Lightning players on Team North America: Jonathan Drouin, Jon Cooper (assistant coach)

North America lineup updates: Matt Murray will start tonight.

Lightning players on Team Finland: Valtteri Filppula

Finland lineup updates: Pekka Rinne will start in goal.

Stories to hold you over before the game:

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