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Game Thread: USA Hockey vs. Czech Republic, World Junior Championship (1:00 PM, NHL Network)

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Game on in Helsinki... can the US earn themselves a chance to play for a medal?

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It was a pretty solid round robin stage for the US world junior team, all things considered. They beat Canada, had a pair of easy wins over teams they should beat, and poured 40+ shots on in a tough 1-0 loss to Sweden. The Americans now have a chance to play for a medal if they can beat the Czech Republic in today's quarterfinal.

United States (3-1-0, 2nd place in Group A)

vs.

Czech Republic (2-1-1, 3rd place in Group B)


Game Time:
1 PM Eastern Time (8 PM Helsinki Time)
TV Information: The game will be broadcast live on NHL Network. Steve Mears, Dave Starman and Jill Savage will be on the call.

Today's Game Schedule

7 AM> Russia vs. Denmark
9 AM> Sweden vs. Slovakia
11 AM> Finland vs. Canada
1 PM> USA vs. Czech Republic

USA Projected Lineup

Matt Tkachuk / Auston Matthews / Colin White
Sonny Milano / Christian Dvorak / Anders Bjork
Ryan Hitchcock / Nick Schmaltz / Brock Boeser
Ryan Donato / Ryan MacInnis / Scott Eansor

Zach Werenski / Brandon Carlo
Louie Belpedio / Will Borgen
Chad Krys / Charlie McAvoy

Alex Nedeljkovic