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Canada vs. Sweden live score, highlights, updates from 2023 World Juniors

There is one more group play game left to play at the 2023 World Juniors and it is a Saturday night battle between Canada and Sweden. 

Canada is coming off back-to-back beatdowns of Germany and Austria. After an opening loss to Czechia, Canada has six points heading into the game with the Swedes. 

Sweden earned a big two points last time out, defeating Czechia in overtime on Thursday. The team has yet to lose at the tournament, earning wins over Germany and Austria as well to push its point total to eight. 

MORE: Watch the 2023 World Juniors live with fuboTV (free trial, U.S. only)

Connor Bedard has been lighting it up in Halifax. The top 2023 NHL Draft prospect leads all skaters in goals (six), assists (eight) and points (14). He has a chance to break the Team Canada World Junior goal record if he can record his 15ht career goal at the competition. 

Logan Stankoven is second at the World Juniors in points with seven. Dylan Guenther, Olen Zellweger, Shane Wright and Joshua Roy all have five. 

Ludvig Jansson, who was the OT hero against the Czechs, leads the Swedes in points with five. Filip Bystedt and Fabian Wagner are right behind him with four apiece. 

Canada can pass the Swedes in the standings with a regulation win, but Sweden only needs to earn at least a point in order to finish ahead of Canada. With Czechia defeating Germany earlier on Saturday, Canada cannot finish as the top team in Group A. 

MORE: Team Canada 2023 World Juniors roster, results

The Sporting News will provide live updates and highlights from the Canada-Sweden matchup at the 2023 IIHF World Junior Championship.

Canada vs. Sweden score

  1 2 3 OT F

Canada vs. Sweden live updates, highlights from 2023 World Juniors

(All times Eastern.)


5 p.m. — With Czechia’s win over Germany earlier on Saturday, Canada cannot finish as the No. 1 seed in Group A. If Canada wins in regulation, then it secures the No. 2 seed, however, if Sweden earns at least one point, then Sweden is No. 2 and Canada is No. 3. 

Canada vs. Sweden start time

  • Time: 6:30 p.m. ET (7:30 p.m. AST)

The puck drops at 6:30 p.m. ET (7:30 p.m. local time) from the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, N.S., the home of the QMJHL’s Halifax Mooseheads. 

MORE: Team Canada 2023 World Juniors roster, results

This is the final group game for both clubs at the 2023 World Juniors. 

What channel is Canada vs. Sweden on today?

  • Canada: TSN 1/4/5
  • United States: NHL Network

TSN has all the World Juniors action in Canada. In the United States, viewers can find the games on NHL Network.

Gord Miller and Mike Johnson will be on the call. James Duthie, Bob McKenzie and Cheryl Pounder will provide analysis during intermissions.

How to live stream World Juniors hockey games

Fans in Canada can stream all World Juniors games at or the TSN app. U.S. fans can stream the tournament on fuboTV (which offers a free trial), or the NHL app.

Canada vs. Sweden odds

  • Canada: -1.5 (-130)
  • Sweden: +1.5 (-106)
  • O/U: 6

Canada is a slight 1.5-goal favorite on the puck line for the contest against Sweden at the World Juniors, according to Sports Interaction. 

Canada World Juniors schedule 2023

(All times Eastern)

Date Opponent Result Time (ET) TV Info
Dec. 26 Czechia L, 5-2 6:30 p.m.  TSN, NHLN
Dec. 28 Germany W, 11-2 6:30 p.m.  TSN, NHLN
Dec. 29 Austria W, 11-0 6:30 p.m.  TSN, NHLN
Dec. 31 Sweden 6:30 p.m. TSN, NHLN
Jan. 2 TBD (Quarterfinals) TBD  TSN, NHLN
Jan. 4 TBD (Semifinals) TBD  TSN, NHLN
Jan. 5 TBD (Gold-medal game) TBD  TSN, NHLN

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