The World Championships continue this morning with Canada taking on Sweden, in what was Canada's most anticipated match of round robin play. There are also some interesting match-ups taking place elsewhere, with the rival Americans taking on Sweden's rival, Finland.
Good morning Canada. Team Canada plays Sweden at 9:30am et. #tsn Canada has won 4 straight while Sweden sits atop Group A.— Brent Wallace (@tsn_wally) May 18, 2014
Team USA will also make some line-up changes ahead of the team's game against Finland.
Viktor Tikhonov continues to lead the tournament in scoring with 12 points while Canada's Cody Hodgson has vaulted into the top-5 scorers in the tournament on the strength of six goals (5GP, 6G, 1A, 7P). Canada's Joel Ward trails Hodgson by a point (5GP, 4G, 2A, 6P) and Ottawa's Kyle Turris is producing at a point-per-game clip (5GP, 2G, 3A, 5P).
In goal for Canada, James Reimer has played three games and has recorded two wins and a shootout loss. He has a 1.95 GAA and a 92.9 SV%. As good as Reimer's been, Scrivens has been better. The Edmonton netminder has played two games, winning both, has a 1.00 GAA and a save percentage of 96.2%, leading the tournament. With coach Dave Tippet alternating goalies, Scrivens gets the start today.
Canada vs. Sweden, 9:45 am, TSN
USA vs. Finland, 9:45 am, TSN2