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

Check back for more updates as the games get closer.

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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