World Juniors 2020: Team USA scores, schedule, how to watch

first_imgNo longer considered an afterthought, the U.S. is now an established power on the World Juniors circuit and are once again medal contenders, opening the tournament behind only Canada’s gold-medal odds. Here’s everything to know about the tournament, including how to watch live games in the United States and a complete schedule with updated scores and standings.Team USA’s schedule and results at World JuniorsThe format for the 2020 World Junior Championship consists of two groups of five teams playing a preliminary round-robin to determine seeding followed by a single-elimination tournament. The United States drew Group B, which also includes Canada, Germany, Russia and the host country, the Czech Republic. DateOpponentResultTV infoDec. 26CanadaL, 6-41 p.m. (NHLN, TSN)Dec. 27GermanyW, 6-31 p.m. (NHLN, TSN)Dec. 29RussiaW, 3-11 p.m. (NHLN, TSN)Dec. 30Czech RepublicW, 4-3 (OT)1 p.m. (NHLN, TSN)Jan. 2QF: vs. FinlandL, 1-011:30 a.m. (NHLN, TSN)(All times Eastern)How to watch USA games live onlineIn the United States, World Junior Championship games are only available on NHL Network, which has plans to televise 20 live games. Stephen Nelson will provide the play-by-play for each Team USA game and will be joined by analyst Dave Starman and reporter Jill Savage.WORLD JUNIORS: Team-by-team guide  | 20 players to watch | Five storylinesTeam USA’s 2020 World Juniors rosterThis year’s squad is built around goaltending and goal scoring. Florida Panthers 2019 draft pick Spencer Knight is expected to be between the pipes while the likes of Trevor Zegras (ANA), Cole Caufield (MTL) and Oliver Wahlstrom (NYI) will be relied on to put points on the board. Team USA’s defense isn’t too shabby either as team captain Mattias Samuelsson (BUF) and New York Rangers prospect, and assistant captain, K’Andre Miller will man the blue line.Name2019-20 teamNHL rightsJohn BeecherMichigan (Big Ten)BruinsBobby BrinkDenver (NCHC)FlyersCole CaufieldWisconsin (Big Ten)CanadiensJack DruryHarvard (ECAC)HurricanesParker FordProvidence (HEA)2020 draftCurtis HallYale (ECACBruinsArthur KaliyevHamilton (OHL)KingsShane PintoNorth Dakota (NCHC)SenatorsJacob PivonkaNotre Dame (Big Ten)IslandersNick RobertsonPeterborough PetesMaple LeafsAlex TurcotteWisconsin (Big Ten)KingsOliver WahlstromBridgeport (AHL)IslandersTrevor ZegrasBoston University (HEA)DucksDEFENSEMENName2019-20 teamNHL rightsTy EmbersonWisconsin (Big Ten)CoyotesJordan HarrisNortheastern (HEA)CanadiensZac JonesUMass-Amherst (HAE)RangersK’Andre MillerWisconsin (Big Ten)RangersMattias SamuelssonWestern Michigan (NCHC)SabresSpencer StastneyNotre Dame (Big Ten)PredatorsCam YorkMichiganFlyersGOALIESName2019-20 teamNHL rightsSpencer KnightBoston College (HEA)PanthersIsaiah SavilleNebraska Omaha (NCHC)Golden KnightsDustin WolfEverett Silvertips (WHL)FlamesWJC 2020: Dustin Wolf making a name for himselfWorld Junior Championship standingsGROUP A TeamWinsLossesOTLPoints1. Sweden400112. Switzerland31093. Finland21174. Slovakia13035. Kazakhstan0400GROUP BTeamWinsLossesOTLPoints1. Canada31092. USA31083. Russia22064. Czech Republic12145. Germany1303Wins in regulation = 3 pointsOvertime win = 2 pointsOvertime loss = 1 pointFull World Junior Championship scheduleTHURSDAY, DEC. 26Switzerland 5, Kazakhstan  3 9 a.m.TSN 1/3Czech Republic 4, Russia 39 a.m.TSN 4/5, NHLNSweden 3, Finland 2 (OT)1 p.m.TSN3Canada 6, United States 41 p.m.TSN 1/4/5, NHLNFRIDAY, DEC. 27Slovakia 3, Kazakhstan 19 a.m.TSN, NHLNGermany 3, United States 61 p.m.TSN 1/3/4, NHLNSATURDAY, DEC. 28Finland 8, Slovakia 19 a.m.TSN 1/3, NHLNCzech Republic 3, Germany 49 a.m.TSN 4/5Switzerland 2, Sweden 51 p.m.TSN3Russia 6, Canada 01 p.m.TSN 1/4/5, NHLNSUNDAY, DEC. 29Kazakhstan 1, Finland 79 a.m.TSN 3/4/5, NHLNUnited States 3, Russia 11 p.m.TSN 4/5, NHLNMONDAY, DEC. 30Kazakhstan 2, Sweden 69 a.m.TSN3Germany 1, Canada 49 a.m.TSN 1/4/5, NHLNSlovakia 2, Switzerland 71 p.m.TSN 1/3United States 4, Czech Republic 3 (OT)1 p.m.TSN 4/5, NHLNTUESDAY, DEC. 31Sweden 6, Slovakia 29 a.m.TSN 1/3, NHLNRussia 6, Germany 19 a.m.TSN 4/5Finland 2, Switzerland 51 p.m.TSN3Canada 7, Czech Republic 21 p.m.TSN 1/4/5, NHLNTHURSDAY, JAN. 2QF: Switzerland 1, Russia 36:30 a.m.TSN, NHLNQF: Canada 6, Slovakia 19 a.m.TSN, NHLNQF: USA 0, Finland 111:30 a.m.TSN, NHLNQF: Sweden 5, Czech Republic 02 p.m.TSN, NHLNSATURDAY, JAN. 4SF: Sweden 4, Russia 5 (OT)9 a.m.TSN, NHLNSF: Canada 5, Finland 01 p.m.TSN 1/4/5, NHLNSUNDAY, JAN. 5Relegation game: Germany 6, Kazakhstan 05 a.m. Bronze medal game: Sweden 3, Finland 29 a.m.TSN, NHLNGold-medal game: Russia vs. Canada1 p.m.TSN, NHLN(All times Eastern)center_img The United States enters the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship in the Czech Republic having medalled in four consecutive tournaments for the first time in program history.Last year, Team USA lost in the gold medal game to Finland after mounting a comeback before allowing Kaapo Kakko to net the game-winner with under two minutes remaining. It marked the 12th medal for the Americans and the second silver medal in the country’s history at the tournament.last_img

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