It will be a battle of styles tonight, as Team USA hosts Team Finland in what will be their last chance to fine tune their strategies ahead of the opening game of the World Cup of Hockey in Toronto.
Finland plays a more refined style, relying on speed and skill, whereas the USA's battle plan clearly relies on being physically dominant.
As for the Habs, they'll have one player in action tonight: Captain Max Pacioretty. Although it must be said, John Tortorella has not been impressed by his performance so far, dropping him from the first line after game one and limiting his minutes in game two.
"He's OK, but I need more out of him. I know how he can play. This is what happens in this type of tournament and the team makeup. You're not going to get your 20 minutes. If other people are going, they tend to take some ice time. All the top players, you look at even Canada's team, your minutes are going to be down."
The puck drops at 7:00 PM EDT, at Verizon Centre in Washington D.C.
How To Watch:
In Canada (French): TVA Sports
In Canada (English): Sportsnet
In the United States: ESPN3
Stream: Watch ESPN
We'll update the rosters as soon as the coaches release the starting lineups.
|Patrik Laine||Aleksander Barkov||Jussi Jokinen|
|Mikael Granlund||Mikko Koivu||Joonas Donskoi|
|Valtteri Filpulla||Jori Lehtera||Teuvo Teravainen|
|Lauri Korpikoski||Erik Haula||Leo Komarov|
|Olli Maatta||Rasmus Ristolainen|
|Jyrki Jokipakka||Sami Vatanen|
|Esa Lindell||Ville Pokka|
Scratched: Sami Lepisto, Mikko Koskinen, Sebastian Aho
|Zach Parise||Joe Pavelski||Blake Wheeler|
|James van Riemsdyk||Derek Stepan||Patrick Kane|
|Max Pacioretty||Ryan Kesler||T.J. Oshie|
|Justin Abdelkader||David Backes||Dustin Byfuglien|
|Ryan McDonagh||Matt Niskanen|
|Ryan Suter||John Carlson|
|Jack Johnson||Erik Johnson|
Scratched: Brandon Dubinsky, Kyle Palmieri, Cory Schneider