TORONTO -- Team USA has played one game at the World Cup of Hockey 2016 and it's already facing an uphill battle.
Team USA, which on Friday openly spoke about this tournament being its time to create a new legacy for American hockey, was shut out by Team Europe 3-0 in its first game Saturday.
Goalie Jaroslav Halak made 35 saves for Team Europe, which got a goal each from Marian Gaborik, Leon Draisaitl and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare.
Read the full story on the Team USA-Team Europe game on wch2016com.
Team Canada defeated Team Czech Republic, 6-0, Saturday night behind three points from Sidney Crosby and a 27-save shutout from goalie Carey Price.
Here's the full story.
The top two teams in each group will reach the semifinals, and because of the loss Saturday, Team USA's game with Team Canada on Tuesday (8 p.m. ET; ESPN, SN, TVA Sports) becomes that more important.
Team North America, perhaps the most intriguing team in the World Cup, plays its first game Sunday against Team Finland (8 p.m. ET; ESPN2, SN, TVA Sports).
Read the preview on wch2016.com.
Sweden, Russia look for rebound
Team Sweden and Team Russia each come into their game Sunday (3 p.m. ET; ESPN, SN, TVA Sports) looking to get back on track after a loss in their preliminary-round finale. Team Russia was defeated by Team Canada 3-2 in overtime Wednesday, and Team Sweden was defeated 6-2 by Team Europe.
Each team, however, has reasons to be optimistic heading into the game.
The Scotiabank World Cup of Hockey Fan Village got off to a rocking start with more than 13,000 fans attending the Pepsi World Cup Premiere Party. In case you missed it, here's a recap.