Earlier than the ball drops in New York Metropolis’s Instances Sq., the puck will drop in Alberta between two hockey powerhouses enjoying for large stakes. America and Sweden will meet within the closing 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship preliminary sport with positioning within the quarterfinals on the road.
If the US wins in regulation, then it’s going to take the highest spot in Group B and get a gathering with Slovakia. If the U.S. wins in extra time, then it’s going to end second within the group and face Germany. If it loses, then it’s going to face Finland.
Staff USA’s spirits are excessive after it bounced again from an early loss to Russia with lopsided wins over Austria (11-0) and the Czech Republic (7-0). Trevor Zegras has been a power with 10 factors (5 objectives, 5 assists) in simply three video games. Captain Cam York has chipped in six factors, together with 5 helpers. The People received objectives from Arthur Kaliyev and Cole Caufield and a powerful efficiency in internet from Spencer Knight towards the Czechs; if head coach Nate Leaman can get a spark from these guys, then the U.S. might be ringing within the new 12 months on a roll.
The U.S. shall be with out Patrick Moynihan, who’s sitting due to an harm. The Devils prospect took a late, excessive (and, many would say, soiled) hit towards Austria (the participant was suspended two video games for the hit) and was knocked round towards the Czechs, as effectively. With Moynihan out, the People will gown 12 forwards and eight defensemen, with Senators prospect Tyler Kleven slotting in on the again finish. Knight is again in internet after a powerful begin towards the Czechs.
Sweden had its preliminary-round successful streak snapped at 54 with an extra time loss Wednesday night time to Russia. It scored the tying objective within the waning moments of the third interval however Russia netted the game-winner within the dying seconds of the additional session. The one plus for the People is that Sweden performed a bodily contest only one night time in the past, however past that, it will not a simple assembly.
Sweden is a power, led by the noise-making “Terror Twins,” Alexander Holtz and Lucas Raymond. Throw in blue-liners Philip Broberg, Victor Soderstrom and Tobias Bjornfot, and the U.S. will certainly have its arms full. Whereas the preliminary chart listed Calle Clang making his first begin of the match the chart was incorrect and it will be Hugo Alnefelt in internet.
Sporting Information has all of the motion as the US seems to finish 2020 on a excessive notice and take the highest spot in Group B.
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USA vs. Sweden rating, highlights from 2021 World Juniors
11:09 p.m. — Per NHL Community, USA has not allowed a objective in two hours, two seconds with a goalie in internet.
Second interval: USA 4, Sweden 0
11:07 p.m. — Knight makes a very good shot on the purpose shot by visitors.
11:05 p.m. — Soderblom rings one off the pipe. Sweden comes shut however that is the closest they’d get on the ability play.
11:04 p.m. — Kaliyev will get referred to as for tripping and offers the Swedes their first energy play of the sport.
11:01 p.m. — 5 minutes to go within the interval, USA is outshooting Sweden 27-22.
10:58 p.m. — Spencer Knight would not know the place the puck is and is leaning the improper approach on a wrap-around try however kicks out the pad on the final second to maintain Sweden off the board.
10:42 p.m. — Goalie change for Sweden. Hugo Alnefelt is out. Jesper Wallstedt is in.
10:41 p.m. — GOAL. Off a scramble within the slot, Arthur Kaliyev feeds Alex Turcotte standing on the doorstep and much aspect. Turcotte stuffs the puck in and will get his first of the match. USA leads 4-0.
10:40 p.m. — On the penalty shot, Victor Soderstrom stickhandling and he had area after he pulls Knight out of place however loses management of the puck as he goes to his forehand and would not even get a shot off.
10:39 p.m. — Arvid Costmar breaks in and is pulled down by Jackson Lacombe— and we get a penalty shot!
10:36 p.m. — GOAL. Two minutes into the interval. One cross throughout the royal highway after a clear faceoff win by Trevor Zegras and Ryan Johnson buries it. USA leads 3-0.
10:34 p.m. — Within the first minute of motion, Sweden will get to probabilities together with one by Lucas Raymond that Spencer Knight stops.
10:33 p.m. — Interval is underway.
First interval: USA 2, Sweden 0
10:14 p.m. — A very good first interval for the People. Spencer Knight stopped 9 photographs because the People put 14 on internet, together with the 2 from unhealthy angles that resulted in objectives.
10:10 p.m. — With two seconds left, Alex Turcotte will get an additional love faucet in on the goalie and the Swedes introduce themselves to him.
10:05 p.m. — People head to the ability play.
9:53 p.m. — After making save Alnefelt is out of place however Alex Turcotte cannot stuff the puck in. Victor Soderstrom with a stick save and a magnificence.
9:44 p.m. — GOAL. Trevor Zegras throws the shot on subsequent from the halfwall on the left boards and it finds daylight above the shoulder of Alnefelt. USA leads 2-0.
9:43 p.m. — Groups swap scoring probabilities.
9:39 p.m. — GOAL. simply 1:09 into the sport, Drew Helleson throws the puck on internet from the nook and beneath the objective line and it by some means goes in. USA leads 1-0.
9:37 p.m. — Recreation on and because the ref stated: “Let’s end 2020 proper right here.”
9:37 p.m. — Silky mitts.
8:45 p.m. — Traces are right here.
Seems just like the U.S. shall be going head-to-head with Calle Clang (PIT) in his first sport of WJC motion. Hugo Alnefelt (TBL) not enjoying for a second straight sport. Oskar Olausson (2021) again in SWE’s lineup after sitting out final night time. pic.twitter.com/JHaF0TO7YG
— Chris Peters (@chrismpeters) January 1, 2021
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