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The United States will be looking for a little payback just days into the new year when they face off against Finland in the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship semifinals.
Each of the last two tournaments it was the Finns that sent the Americans home without the ultimate prize of a gold medal: 2020 was in the quarterfinals and 2019 in the gold-medal game. Eight players return for Team USA from last year and one, goaltender Spencer Knight, who is expected to be in net for the U.S., was on the team for both tournaments.
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This one will be another battle between two evenly matched teams with soon-to-be NHLers littering the roster. The one thing that could give the Americans the advantage is that Finland is one of the most penalized teams in the tournament and the U.S. has the most efficient power play (8-for-19).
These two teams did meet up in a pre-tournament tune-up that saw the Americans win 3-2 backed by two Cole Caufield goals but now it’s go-time.
“I remember it was both of our first games coming into the tournament, and both teams were getting a feel for each other,” said defenseman Ryan Johnson after the U.S. advanced with a quarterfinal win over the Slovaks. “I think both teams have progressed. Watching Finland they look a lot better but, same with us as well. I think it’ll be a good matchup.”
Here’s how to watch the United States and Finland go toe-to-toe with a spot in the gold-medal game on the line.
How to watch USA vs. Finland
TV channel (Canada): TSN
Live stream (Canada): TSN Live
TV channel (USA): NHL Network
Live stream (USA): fuboTV (7-day free trial)
USA vs. Finland: When is puck drop?
Date: Monday, Jan. 4
Time: 9:30 p.m. ET
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Group A Group B
Slovakia Czech Republic
Full schedule for the 2021 World Junior Championship
(All times Eastern)
MONDAY, JAN. 4
SF: Canada vs. Russia 6 p.m. TSN, NHLN
SF: USA vs. Finland 9:30 p.m. TSN, NHLN
TUESDAY, JAN. 5
Bronze-medal game 5:30 p.m. TSN, NHLN
Gold-medal game 9:30 p.m. TSN, NHLN
Who has won the IIHF World Junior Championships in the last 10 years?
Year Winner Host country
2020 Canada Czech Republic
2019 Finland Canada
2018 Canada United States
2017 United States Canada
2016 Finland Finland
2015 Canada Canada
2014 Finland Sweden
2013 United States Russia
2012 Sweden Canada
2011 Russia United States
Which countries have won the most medals at the World Junior Championship?
Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
Canada 18 9 5 32
Russia* 13 13 11 37
Finland 5 4 6 15
United States 4 2 6 12
Sweden 2 11 6 19
Czech Republic+ 2 5 7 14
Slovakia 0 0 2 2