Today, we complete our eight previews for the World Cup of Hockey by looking ahead at Team Sweden.
In review, here are the two groups:
Team Sweden has two current Blackhawks skaters: Niklas Hjalmarsson and Marcus Kruger. They also have two Sedins. So they’ve got that going for them… which is nice.
Marcus Kruger, Chicago Blackhawks
Nicklas Backstrom, Washington Capitals
Loui Eriksson, Vancouver Canucks
Filip Forsberg, Nashville Predators
Patric Hornqvist, Pittsburgh Penguins
Carl Hagelin, Pittsburgh Penguins
Gabriel Landeskog, Colorado Avalanche
Daniel Sedin, Vancouver Canucks
Henrik Sedin, Vancouver Canucks
Jakob Silfverberg, Anaheim Ducks
Carl Soderberg, Colorado Avalanche
Henrik Zetterberg, Detroit Red Wings
Rickard Rakell, Anaheim Ducks
Niklas Hjalmarsson, Chicago Blackhawks
Mattias Ekholm, Nashville Predators
Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Arizona Coyotes
Victor Hedman, Tampa Bay Lightning
Erik Karlsson, Ottawa Senators
Hampus Lindholm, Anaheim Ducks
Anton Stralman, Tampa Bay Lightning
Jhonas Enroth, Toronto Maple Leafs
Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers
Jacob Markstrom, Vancouver Canucks
All games played at Air Canada Centre in Toronto. All times below are EST.
Sunday, Sept. 18 – Team Sweden @ Team Russia, 3 PM, ESPN
Tuesday, Sept. 20 – Team Finland @ Team Sweden, 3 PM, ESPN
Wednesday, Sept. 21 – Team North America @ Team Sweden, 3 PM, ESPN
The top two teams from the round robin advance to the semifinals, which will be single elimination on Sept. 24-25. The final round is a best of three series with games being played between Sept. 27 and Oct. 1.