Next up for Jimmy Howard and his U.S. team at the world championship: Facing Red Wings teammate Valtteri Filppula and Finland for the second time in five days.

Howard made 25 saves and Justin Abdelkader had an assist Tuesday to lead the U.S. past Switzerland, 5-2, at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland, in the last day of preliminary action. Team Canada, which includes Kyle Quincey, beat Belarus, 5-1.

Henrik Zetterberg had a goal and two assists, and Johan Franzen contributed a goal and an assist as Sweden beat Latvia, 4-0, at Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. Defenseman Niklas Kronwall used his particular skill and delivered a crushing hit on Kaspars Saulietis, who was busy looking at the puck when he got "Kronwalled" and didn't return for the third period.