By the time you read this, Canada will have played Sweden at 4:30am. USA plays host Russia at 9am. As previously mentioned, Russia has Alexander Khokhlachev and USA has Matt Grzelcyk.
USA plays Canada at 4:30am on Sunday, December 30th. These are usually great games, and if you're so inclined there will be people somewhere watching.
Of course the one bit of meaningful hockey we'll get this season all starts at 9am or earlier. Of course.