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World Cup of Hockey GAMETHREAD: Czechs vs. Canada

Pastrnak takes on his teammate Patrice and Brad in the second contest of the evening!

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Where: Air Canada Center, Toronto, Ontario

When: 8pm EST

Where to Watch: ESPNNews (although one might want to check WatchESPN first because ESPNNews is deep within one's cable package if you have it at all), Sportsnet, TVASports

Bruins Playing: David Pastrnak is the sole Czech representing Boston as a winger, his fellow David Krejci being out on injury. Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron will be representing Canada as one of the headlining forwards


Last time we saw Canada, they played Russia, a team it is in most ways size-ably better than, to an OT win on Wednesday on the final day of exhibition games. Whether or not that sticks in your mind as some kind of weakness, it's clear Mike Babcock will be pushing Canada hard to get out to a good start early and see if they can look more like the indomitable monsters they should be.

Team Czechs, meanwhile, came off of a competitive 3-2 game in which almost all of the scoring was done in the 3rd period, starting tough every period and trying to overwhelm the opponent with their feisty nature. If the CZE has a hope in hell of beating Canada, it is taking advantage of a slow start and making sure Canada pays for it with interest.


Team Canada's projected lineup is here, and the starter is expected to be Carey Price

Team Czech's projected lineup is here, and the starter is expected to be Michal Neuvirth.

As always, lines are subject to change, and double check social media and the pre-game show for confirmation on lines

Alright, big night game for both teams! What's on tap?