Day 1 of the Pre-tournament games have been completed with 3 games played, Russia vs Czech Republic, Finland vs Sweden, and North America vs Europe.
Team Russia won against Team Czech Republic 4-3. Russia Goals were by Artemi Panarin, Vladimir Tarasenko, Nikita Kucherov and Evgeny Dadonov. Czech Goals were by Michal Kempny, Martin Hanzal, and Tomas Plekanec. Petr Mrazek made 24 saves on 28 shots for the Czech Republic. Sergei Bobrovsky made 29 saves on 32 shots
Team Finland won against Team Sweden 3-2. Pittsburgh Penguins Olli Maatta scored the Game winning goal in OT. The other goals for Team Finland were by Aleksander Barkov and Mikael Granlund. Goals for Team Sweden were by Loui Eriksson and Carl Soderberg. Team Sweden Goalies Jhonas Enroth made 10 saves on 13 shots and Jacob Markstrom made 11 saves on 11 shots. Pekka Rinne made 18 saves on 20 shots
Team North America laid the smackdown on Team Europe. Nathan MacKinnon scored 2 goals, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, and Johnny Gaudreau scored for Team North America. Matt Murray gets the shutout making 23 saves on 23 shots for Team North America. Jaroslav Halak made 17 saves on 21 shots for Team Europe