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World Cup Roundup: Day 4

Team USA eliminated by Team Canada; Henrik Lundqvist leads Team Sweden past Team Finland

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TORONTO -- Needing a win to have any chance of reaching the semifinal round of the World Cup of Hockey 2016, Team USA suffered a 4-2 loss against Team Canada at Air Canada Centre on Tuesday.

Team USA, which lost 3-0 against Team Europe on Saturday, will play its final game of the tournament against Team Czech Republic on Thursday (8 p.m. ESPN2, SN, TVA Sports).

For the full story, go here.

 
Lundqvist Returns

Henrik Lundqvist returned to the Team Sweden net, and returned to form, making 36 saves in a 2-0 victory against Team Finland in a preliminary-round game at the World Cup of Hockey 2016 at Air Canada Centre on Tuesday.

Lundqvist, who missed Team Sweden's 2-1 tournament-opening win against Team Russia on Sunday and was pulled after giving up four goals to Team Europe in Team Sweden's final pretournament game, made 13 saves in the third period to preserve the shutout.

Team Sweden is 2-0-0, and Finland is 0-2-0.

Read the game recap at wch2016.com

Video: NHL Tonight breaks down Sweden's win against Finland

 

Steady as She Goes

Through two games, Team Europe has been the most pleasant surprise of the World Cup. Coach Ralph Krueger's team is 2-0-0 and clinched a spot in the semifinals with Team Canada's victory against Team USA on Tuesday night. Krueger has been a steadying presence for Team Europe, comprised of players from eight countries, and that didn't change Tuesday.

Read more about what was said on Tuesday

 

O Canada

Swedish forward Daniel Alfredsson, who played 17 seasons with the Ottawa Senators, became a Canadian citizen in a ceremony at the Scotiabank World Cup of Hockey Fan Village on Tuesday. Alfredsson was one of 102 new Canadians sworn in at the event, which was part of the World Cup of Hockey 2016 Legacy Project.

Here's the story on Alfredsson's big day.

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