2018 IIHF World Championship schedule: May 12, 2018
Everything you need to know about today’s games
Group A Preliminary Games
6:15 AM ET: Slovakia (2-0-1-1, 7 pts, 5th) vs Sweden (4-0-0-0, 12 pts, 1st)
Sweden is expected to add several members of the Nashville Predators, which is scary because they are already undefeated in their group. Every point is important for Slovakia, who is within striking distance of the Czech Republic and Switzerland but right ahead of France.
The game will be shown on TSN 1, 4 in Canada and NHL Network in the USA.
10:15 AM ET: Austria (0-0-1-4, 1 pt, 7th) vs Belarus (0-0-0-5, 0 pts, 8th)
This game will basically decide who will be relegated and who will be in the quarterfinal. Right now, an overtime loss to Switzerland is all that is separating the two countries.
The game will be shown on TSN 1, 4 in Canada.
2:15 PM ET: Russia (3-0-1-0, 10 pts, 2nd) vs Switzerland (2-1-1-0, 9 pts, T-3rd)
Russia is coming off of their first loss of the tournament in overtime to the Czech Republic. It was not only their first loss, but it was also the first game that they allowed a goal. Switzerland has a chance to pass the idle Czechs with a point.
The game will be shown on TSN 5 in Canada.
Group B Preliminary Games
6:15 AM ET: Latvia (1-1-1-1, 6 pts, 5th) vs Germany (1-0-2-1, 5 pts, 6th)
This game is very important for both teams for positioning as they are solidly in the quarterfinal picture. Germany, the defending Olympic silver medalists are coming back to Earth as not only are they less deep than they were in PyeongChang, but the other teams are significantly stronger.
The game will be on TSN 3 in Canada.
10:15 AM ET: Denmark (2-1-0-2, 8 pts, 4th) vs South Korea (0-0-0-5, 0 pts, 8th)
Not much to say about South Korea, who are coming off of a 13-1 loss to the United States (they actually had a 1-0 lead). They have been outscored 42-3. The host Danes have won two straight games and are in striking distance of whoever loses the Canada-Finland game with a regulation win.
The game will be on TSN 3 in Canada and NHL Network in the USA.
2:15 PM ET: Canada (3-0-1-0, 10 pts, 2nd) vs Finland (3-0-0-1, 9 pts, 3rd)
This will be Canada’s toughest game since their tournament opener against the United States, which they lost in a shootout. That point is all that separates the two teams as Finland lost in regulation to Denmark on Wednesday. This game features three of the top five scorers in the tournament in Sebastian Aho, Teuvo Teravainen, and Connor McDavid.
The game will be on TSN 1, 3, 4 and RDS in Canada and NHL Network in the United States.
All games shown on TSN will be streamed on TSN Go in Canada, but it requires a subscription to TSN. NHL Network in the US will be showing games as well, but listings did not always confirm which games will be shown.