The United States has a chance at securing the No. 1 seed in Group B at the 2023 World Juniors today in Moncton.
Saturday’s matchup against Finland is a winner-take-all match. The Finns enter Saturday with seven points, while the Americans have six. Whoever wins the game earns the top spot in the group.
The Americans put together their best performance yet at the World Juniors on Thursday, cruising by Switzerland by a score of 5-1. Jimmy Snuggerud scored twice, Cutter Gauthier added two helpers and Logan Cooley had a goal and an assist in the win.
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Finland has rebounded nicely after an opening loss to Switzerland. The 2022 silver medalists have secured wins against Slovakia and Latvia to give them the lead in the group.
The Sporting News has all you need to watch the USA vs. Finland in the 2023 IIHF World Junior Championship, including the start time and TV channels for viewers in the United States and Canada.
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USA vs. Finland start time
- Start time: 4 p.m. ET (5 p.m. AST)
The puck will drop at 4 p.m. ET (5 p.m. local time) from the Avenir Centre in Moncton, N.B., home of the QMJHL’s Moncton Wildcats.
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It is the final group play game of the tournament for both teams.
What channel is USA vs. Finland on today?
- Network (U.S.): NHL Network
- Network (Canada): TSN 1/4
TSN has all the World Juniors action in Canada, while in the United States, viewers can find the games on NHL Network.
Stephen Nelson will provide play-by-play coverage for NHL Network. Analyst Dave Starman and reporter Jon Rosen will join him.
Dennis Beyak and Craig Button will be on the call for the USA games for TSN. Laura Diakun and Dave Reid will be in the studio.
How to live stream World Juniors hockey games
U.S. fans can stream the tournament on fuboTV (which comes with a free trial), NHL.tv or the NHL app.
Fans in Canada can stream all World Juniors games on TSN.ca or the TSN app.
USA vs. Finland odds
- USA: -1.5 (+114)
- Finland: +1.5 (-159)
- O/U: 6
The USA are a slight 1.5-goal favorite on the puck line for its game against Finland, according to Sports Interaction.
USA World Juniors schedule 2023
(All times Eastern)
|Dec. 26||Latvia||W, 5-2||4 p.m.||TSN, NHLN|
|Dec. 28||Slovakia||L, 6-3||4 p.m.||TSN, NHLN|
|Dec. 29||Switzerland||W, 5-1||4 p.m.||TSN, NHLN|
|Dec. 31||Finland||—||4 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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