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Teams get their last chance to fine tune their strategies ahead of the start of the World Cup of Hockey. Here's all the information you need.

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There are three matchups on the docket today, and they happen to be the last pre-tournament games before the real action gets underway in Toronto on September 17th. Carey Price, Tomas Plekanec, Shea Weber, Andrei Markov and Alexei Emelin will hit the ice tonight for their respective countries.

Game 1: Team Czech Republic vs Team North America

The puck drops at 3:00 PM EDT, at  the Consol Energy Centre in Pittsburgh, PA.

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.

Team Czech Republic Projected Lineup
Left Wing
Center
Right Wing
Jakub Voracek Tomas Plekanec Milan Michalek
David Pastrnak Martin Hanzal Ondrej Palat
Ales Hemsky Radek Faksa Michael Frolik
Dmitrij Jaskin Roman Cervenka Michal Birner
Left Defense
Right Defense
Andrej Sustr Jakub Nakladal
Roman Polak Michal Kempny
Michal Jordan Zbynek Michalek
Goaltenders
Michael Neuvirth
Petr Mrazek

Team North America Projected Lineup
Left Wing
Center
Right Wing
Jonathan Drouin Connor McDavid Mark Scheifele
Johnny Gaudreau Jack Eichel Brandon Saad
Auston Matthews Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Nathan MacKinnon
Dylan Larkin Sean Couturier Vincent Trochek
Left Defense
Right Defense
Morgan Rielly Aaron Ekblad
Shayne Gostisbehere Colton Parayko
Ryan Murray Seth Jones
Goaltenders
John Gibson
Matt Murray

Game 2: Team Sweden vs Team Europe

The puck drops at 7:00 PM EDT, at  Verizon Centre in Washington D.C.

How To Watch:

In Canada (French): TVA Sports2
In Canada (English): Sportsnet
In the United States: ESPN3
Stream: Watch ESPN

Team Europe Projected Lineup
Left Wing
Center
Right Wing
Mikkel Boedker Anze Kopitar Mats Zuccarello
Tomas Tatar Frans Nielsen Marian Hossa
Marian Gaborik Leon Draisaitl Nino Niederreiter
Tobias Rieder Pierre-Edouard Bellemare Jannik Hansen
Left Defense
Right Defense
Zdeno Chara Roman Josi
Andrej Sekera Mark Streit
Christian Ehrhoff Lucas Sbisa
Goaltenders
Jaroslav Halak
Tomas Greiss

Team Sweden Projected Lineup
Left Wing
Center
Right Wing
Filip Forsberg Nicklas Backstrom Patric Hornqvist
Daniel Sedin Henrik Sedin Loui Eriksson
Gabriel Landeskog Carl Soderberg Rickard Rakell
Carl Hagelin Marcus Kruger Jakob Silfverberg
Left Defense
Right Defense
Mattias Ehkolm Erik Karlsson
Victor Hedman Anton Stralman
Oliver Ekman-Larsson Niklas Hjalmarsson
Goaltenders
Henrik Lundqvist
Jacob Markstrom

Game 3: Team Canada vs Team Russia

The puck drops at 7:30 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: ESPN2
Stream: Watch ESPN

Team Canada Projected Lineup
Left Wing
Center
Right Wing
Brad Marchand Sidney Crosby Patrice Bergeron
John Tavares Ryan Getzlaf Steven Stamkos
Logan Couture Jonathan Toews Corey Perry
Matt Duchene Claude Giroux Joe Thornton
Left Defense
Right Defense
Marc-Edouard Vlasic Shea Weber
Jay Bouwmeester Drew Doughty
Alex Pietrangelo Brent Burns
Goaltenders
Carey Price
Braden Holtby

Team Russia Projected Lineup
Left Wing
Center
Right Wing
Nikita Kucherov Evgeny Kuznetsov Alex Ovechkin
Vladimir Tarasenko Evgeni Malkin Nikolay Kulemin
Evgenii Dadonov Vadim Shipachyov Artemi Panarin
Vladislav Namestnikov Artem Anisimov Ivan Telegin
Left Defense
Right Defense
Nikita Zaitsev Dmitry Orlov
Alexei Emelin Nikita Nesterov
Alexey Marchenko Dmitry Kulikov
Goaltenders
Semyon Varlamov
Andrei Vasilevskiy