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2016 World Cup: Team Europe vs. Czech Republic game thread, schedule, lines, and how to watch

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Team Europe looks to improve to 2-0, while the Czechs will hope for a better result than their 6-0 loss on Saturday.

Hockey: World Cup of Hockey-Team Europe vs Team USA Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

The World Cup of Hockey continues today with team Europe taking on the Czech Republic, a matchup of two teams who had polar opposite results in their respective tournament openers.

For team Europe, it was a rather unexpected win. Taking on the United States, they made good on their opportunities to take a 3-0 win. Jaroslav Halak was nothing short of phenomenal in keeping the Americans off the board for his squad.

The Czech republic were also involved in a shutout game, but on the opposite end. Heavily outshot and out-possessed by Canada, Michal Neuvirth was beat six times, while Carey Price made life very hard for the Czech forwards.

This game is vital for both teams. Canada seems to be the odds-on favourite to win the group, but the second place spot seems totally up for grabs. Should be an exciting game to watch.

If Europe can take this game, they stand a very good chance of finishing second. If the Czechs take it, that race becomes very tight, and makes the group very interesting moving forward.

The puck drops at 3:00 PM, at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario.

How to watch:

In Canada (French): TVA Sports

In Canada (English): Sportsnet

In the United States: ESPN

The lineups are subject to change, and we will update if any changes occur.

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
Petr Mrazek
Michael Neuvirth
Team Europe Projected Lineup
Left Wing
Center
Right Wing
Tomas Tatar Anze Kopitar Marian Hossa
Marian Gaborik Frans Nielsen Mats Zuccarello
Nino Niederreiter Leon Draisaitl Tobias Reider
Thomas Vanek Pierre-Edouard Bellemare Jannik Hansen
Left Defense
Right Defense
Zdeno Chara Andrej Sekera
Roman Josi Dennis Seidenberg
Christian Ehrhoff Mark Streit
Goaltenders
Jaroslav Halak
Tomas Greiss