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An open thread to discuss Canada's Sunday morning game against Sweden

Yeah Sweden!
Yeah Sweden!
Martin Rose

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.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Catch Canada vs. Sweden at 9:45 AM ET on TSN. Live game stats: <a href="http://t.co/U9ZosRYX8e">http://t.co/U9ZosRYX8e</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23IIHFWorlds&amp;src=hash">#IIHFWorlds</a> <a href="http://t.co/32XFlMrlGv">pic.twitter.com/32XFlMrlGv</a></p>&mdash; Hockey Canada (@HockeyCanada) <a href="https://twitter.com/HockeyCanada/statuses/468005588895404032">May 18, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Good morning Canada. Team Canada plays Sweden at 9:30am et. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23tsn&amp;src=hash">#tsn</a>   Canada has won 4 straight while Sweden sits atop Group A.</p>&mdash; Brent Wallace (@tsn_wally) <a href="https://twitter.com/tsn_wally/statuses/467990541846577153">May 18, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Ben Scrivens gets the start in goal as Canada plays Sweden at 9:30am et. Garrison is a game time decision and Burrows won&#39;t play. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23tsn&amp;src=hash">#tsn</a></p>&mdash; Brent Wallace (@tsn_wally) <a href="https://twitter.com/tsn_wally/statuses/467995010252951552">May 18, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Team Sweden roster. Joakim Lindstrom is their leading scorer (3-4-7) <a href="http://t.co/M25PbkpSwT">pic.twitter.com/M25PbkpSwT</a></p>&mdash; Brent Wallace (@tsn_wally) <a href="https://twitter.com/tsn_wally/statuses/467993099256733696">May 18, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Team USA will also make some line-up changes ahead of the team's game against Finland.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Trouba to miss rest of <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23IIHFWorlds&amp;src=hash">#IIHFWorlds</a> <a href="http://t.co/PA6mC6Ggd0">http://t.co/PA6mC6Ggd0</a> Abdelkader suspended for Finland game (knee-on-knee hit) <a href="http://t.co/vpNjXHRVzW">http://t.co/vpNjXHRVzW</a></p>&mdash; USA Hockey (@usahockey) <a href="https://twitter.com/usahockey/statuses/467651661977366528">May 17, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>60 min to faceoff vs. Finland on <a href="https://twitter.com/NBCSN">@nbcsn</a> at <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23IIHFWorlds&amp;src=hash">#IIHFWorlds</a> 2nd to last game of prelim round. Notes, line chart: <a href="http://t.co/4yFPP8HMkS">http://t.co/4yFPP8HMkS</a></p>&mdash; USA Hockey (@usahockey) <a href="https://twitter.com/usahockey/statuses/468009136119357440">May 18, 2014</a></blockquote>
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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.

Today's Schedule:

Canada vs. Sweden, 9:45 am, TSN

USA vs. Finland, 9:45 am, TSN2