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IIHF World Cup Play Starts Today For Team USA

via USA Hockey,

The U.S. and Germany meet tonight in the first game for both teams at the 2017 IIHF Men’s World Hockey Championship. Opening faceoff is set for 8:15 p.m. local time (2:15 p.m. ET) and can be seen live in the U.S. on NHL Network (also streamed live on NBC Sports app and on NBCSports.com).

The two teams have met 15 times previously in the world championship, with the U.S. holding an 8-0-1-3-3 (W-OTW-OTL-L-T) series advantage. Last year, Germany edged the U.S. by a 3-2 count in preliminary round play at the world championship.

The last time the tournament was held in Germany in 2010, the U.S. opened the tournament against Germany before a then world-record crowd of 77,803 at Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, with the hosts taking a 2-1 overtime victory.

The U.S. has won its opening game of the men’s world championship in 10 of the past 12 years.

Jimmy Howard is expected to be the starter in goal tonight. He is playing in his second IIHF Men’s World Championship. In 2012, he went 5-2 with a 2.42 goals against average and .911 save percentage and was named one of Team USA’s best three players of the tournament.

The full tournament schedule is below...

DATE 
 
OPPONENT 
 
TIme (Local/ET)/Result 
 
ARENA 
 
LOCATION 
 
Television (All times ET) 
 
May 2 Italy (exh.) W, 5-2 Agora Arena Milan, Italy N/A
May 5 Germany 8:15 p.m. / 2:15 p.m. LANXESS Arena Cologne, Germany Live on NHL Network, NBCSN (tape delay) at 12:30 a.m. (approx.)
May 7 Denmark 4:15 p.m. / 10:15 a.m. LANXESS Arena Cologne, Germany Live on NHL Network, NBCSN (tape delay) at 9:30 p.m. (approx.)
May 8 Sweden 8:15 p.m. / 2:15 p.m. LANXESS Arena Cologne, Germany Live on NHL Network, NBCSN (tape delay) at 11 p.m. (approx.)
May 10 Italy 4:15 p.m. / 10:15 a.m. LANXESS Arena Cologne, Germany Live on NBCSN
May 13 Latvia 12:15 p.m. / 6:15 a.m. LANXESS Arena Cologne, Germany Live on NHL Network, NBCSN (tape delay) at 10:30 p.m. (approx.)
May 14 Slovakia 4:15 p.m. / 10:15 a.m. LANXESS Arena Cologne, Germany Live on NHL Network, NBCSN (tape delay) at 12:00 a.m. (approx.)
May 16 Russia 4:15 p.m. / 10:15 a.m. LANXESS Arena Cologne, Germany Live on NBCSN
May 18 Quarterfinals TBD TBD TBD TBD
May 20 Semifinals TBD LANXESS Arena Cologne, Germany TBD
May 21 Bronze Medal Game 4:15 p.m. / 10:15 a.m. LANXESS Arena Cologne, Germany TBD
  Gold Medal Game 8:45 p.m. / 2:45 p.m. LANXESS Arena Cologne, Germany TBD

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Paul's avatar

Canada takes on the Czech Republic today with puck drop at 2:15pm ET, watch on TSN.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 05/05/17 at 07:21 AM ET

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