2016 World Hockey Championship schedule: May 7

Everything you need to know about the games at the World Championship

The World Championships have six games on tap today in Russia.

Group A Preliminary Games

5:15 AM ET: Switzerland vs Kazakhstan

Sven Andrighetto and his Swiss teammates get their first game of the tournament against some former Canadiens on Kazakhstan. Dustin Boyd and Nigel Dawes both left the Canadiens after the 2011 season, and signed in the KHL with Barys. Barys is located in Kazakhstan and after five years, Boyd and Dawes (and American-born Brandon Bochenski) received permission to play for their adopted homeland. The Swiss also have some former Habs flavour with goaltender Robert Mayer and defencemen Raphael Diaz and Yannick Weber. The game will be shown on TSN2 in Canada

9:15 AM ET: Norway vs Denmark

Lars Eller is expected to lead the Danes as they try to avoid the relegation round. Denmark can also rely on Nikolaj Ehlers and Jannik Hansen up front. Denmark is in a period of transition and only Ehlers has made the jump from the World Junior teams of the last two years to this senior team. For Norway, Mats Zuccarello and Andreas Martinsen represent their only NHL talent. The game will be shown on TSN2 in Canada

1:15 PM ET: Latvia vs Czech Republic

Latvia was always looking at the second week of action where they would make their jump up the standings, but took Sweden to overtime and picked up a key point in their battle against relegation. If they can do the same against the Czech Republic that shut out host Russia 3-0 in their opener, they could be the surprise of the early going. The Czechs put out a great performance despite only having three NHL players on their team. Roman Cervenka, Michal Birner and Tomas Kondratek scored for the Czechs and Dominik Furch got the shutout. The game will be shown on TSN4 in Canada

Group B Preliminary Games

5:15 AM ET: Slovakia vs Hungary

I was quite surprised to see Hungary even making the top division of the World Championship. One name that may be familiar is Frank Banham. The 41 year old Canadian played 32 NHL games and had nine goals and had over 300 games in the AHL. He even represented Canada at the Spengler Cup. For Slovakia, they are led by young talent including Canadiens prospect Martin Reway, and NHL players Tomas Jurco, Marko Dano and Martin Marincin. 2005 Canadiens draft pick Juraj Mikus is also on the team. The game will be shown on TSN3 in Canada

9:15 AM ET: France vs Germany

Cristobal Huet is still playing and is on the French national team as is Tim Bozon, who played this season in the Canadiens organization at the AHL and ECHL level. Philadelphia forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare is their only NHL representation. Germany has quite a bit of NHL talent on their roster including Korbinian Holzer, Leon Draisaitl, Tobias Reider and Christian Erhoff. Former NHLers Timo Pielmeier, Marcel Goc are also on the team. The game will be shown on TSN3 in Canada

1:15 PM ET: Belarus vs USA

The presumptive number one pick Auston Matthews will look to one-up Patrik Laine's three-point night against Belarus yesterday. After sitting out the 5-1 loss vs Canada, you can expect Mike Condon to get the start for the Americans. For Belarus, The Kostitsyn brothers both picked up assists in their 6-2 loss to Finland. This is an important game in the battle in the bottom of the medal round of Group B. The game will be shown on TSN1/3 in Canada

All games will be streamed here (subject to geo-blocking). TSN Go will be streaming all of the games as well in Canada.

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