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2021 World Junior Championship Gold-Medal Game: USA vs Canada Open Thread

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United States v Finland: Semifinals - 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship Photo by Codie McLachlan/Getty Images

We’ve finally reached the gold-medal game of the 2021 World Junior Championship, and we’ll have another classic matchup on our hands to see who will be crowned champions. Canada has steamrolled the competition thus far by going a perfect 4-0 in the group stage and out-scoring their opponents 33-4 in the process. The United States, on the other hand, battled back from an early loss to the Russia in their opening game and stunned Finland with a late goal in the semifinals courtesy of Arthur Kaliyev.

Surprisingly enough, this will be just the fifth time both nations have met in the gold-medal game. The United States has won three of the previous four meetings, with their last victory coming back in 2017 off of Troy Terry’s shootout winner.

How to Watch:

Date: Tuesday, January 5
Time: 9:30 p.m. ET
Television: NHL Network (US) & TSN (Canada)
Livestream: fuboTV (US) & TSN Live (Canada)

Projected Lineups

United States

Forwards

Left Wing Center Right Wing
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Trevor Zegras (ANA) Alex Turcotte (LA) Arthur Kaliyev (LA)
Matthew Boldy (MIN) Matthew Beniers (2021) Cole Caufield (MTL)
Brett Berard (NYR) John Farinacci (AZ) Bobby Brink (PHI)
Brendan Brisson (VGK) Landon Slaggert (CHI) Patrick Moynihan (NJ)
Sam Colangelo (ANA)

Defense

Left Defense Right Defense
Left Defense Right Defense
Jake Sanderson (OTT) Drew Helleson (COL)
Cam York (PHI) Brock Faber (LA)
Ryan Johnson (BUF) Henry Thrun (ANA)
Jackson LaCombe (ANA)

Goalies

Starter Backup
Starter Backup
Spencer Knight (FLA) Dustin Wolf (CGY)

Canada

Forwards

Left Wing Center Right Wing
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Jakob Pelletier (CGY) Connor McMichael (WSH) Dylan Cozens (BUF)
Jack Quinn (BUF) Alex Newhook (COL) Peyton Krebs (VGK)
Cole Perfetti (WPG) Quinton Byfield (LA) Dylan Holloway (EDM)
Dawson Mercer (NJ) Ryan Suzuki (CAR) Philp Tomasino (NSH)
Connor Zary (CGY)

Defense

Left Defense Right Defense
Left Defense Right Defense
Bowen Byram (COL) Jamie Drysdale (ANA)
Thomas Harley (DAL) Braden Schnieder (NYR)
Kaiden Guhle (MTL) Justin Barron (COL)
Kaedan Korczak (VGK)

Goalies

Starter Backup
Starter Backup
Devon Levi (FLA) Dylan Garand (NYR)

Enjoy the game!