Monday, May 8, 2017
2 p.m. local time

COLOGNE, Germany -- The U.S. faces Sweden here tonight at 8:15 p.m. in its third of seven preliminary round games. The game will be shown live on NHL Network in the U.S. and streamed live on the NBC Sports app and on

Team USA had an optional skate this morning and a handful of guys took the option for a 15-minute skate at LANXESS Arena just before noon.

Rest is on the docket for the rest of the day in advance of a very important game. The U.S. hasn't had much luck against Sweden in the world championship. It has not defeated Sweden in this tournament since 2005, although the teams have only faced each other four times during that period.