2019 IIHF World Championship schedule: May 21, 2019
Everything you need to know about today’s action.
Group A Preliminary Games
6:15 AM ET: Finland (5-0-1-0, 16 pts) vs Germany (4-0-0-2, 12 pts)
Finland can clinch first with a win in regulation. Any other result, and they can be passed by the winner of USA-Canada. Germany could end up tied with Slovakia if they lose in regulation, but because of their last-minute 3-2 win against the hosts, they would get the tie-breaker.
The game will be shown on TSN 1/4 and RDS in Canada.
10:15 AM ET: Slovakia (3-0-0-3, 9 pts) vs Denmark (1-1-0-4, 5 pts)
Slovakia unfortunately has no path to the quarterfinals and lost points against Canada and Germany will come back to haunt them. They no doubt want to leave their fans with a good taste in their mouths, so expect them to come out hard in their final game.
The game will be shown on TSN 2 in Canada and NHL Network in the USA.
2:15 PM ET: Canada (5-0-0-1, 15 pts) vs United States (4-1-0-1, 13 pts)
Any team winning this game in regulation will finish at least in second spot, but could get top spot if Finland doesn’t get a win against Germany. Carter Hart has led Canada in goal and has been outstanding this tournament but I wonder if they will play him in back-to-back days after beating Denmark on Monday.
The game will be shown on TSN 1/3/4/5 and RDS in Canada and NHL Network in the USA.
Group B Preliminary Games
6:15 AM ET: Czech Republic (5-0-0-1, 15 pts) vs Switzerland (4-0-0-2, 12 pts)
With a regulation win, the Czech Republic will finish in second spot in the group, but if they slip up, Sweden could pass them if they get a result against Russia. The Czechs have four of the top 10 scorers in the tournament - Michael Frolik, Jakub Voracek, Filip Hronek, and Dominik Kubalik. Switzerland’s top scorer is Nico Hischier and they can move up with a regulation win. Otherwise they will finish in fourth and play the top team in Group A.
The game will be on TSN 2 and RDS in Canada and NHL Network in the USA.
10:15 AM ET: Norway (2-0-0-4, 6 pts) vs Latvia (2-0-0-4, 6 pts)
Two teams with nothing to play for except for positioning. Norway is coming off of back to back wins against Austria and Italy, while Latvia had a close game against Sweden but couldn’t come away with the regulation win they needed, and lost 5-4 on an empty net goal.
The game will be on TSN 1/4 and RDS in Canada.
2:15 PM ET: Sweden (5-0-0-1, 15 pts) vs Russia (6-0-0-0, 18 pts)
A regulation win for Sweden will give them a good chance of coming away with top spot in the Group after losing their opening game against the Czech Republic. Russia has had a perfect start to the tournament and will look to keep it going. This is a match up between the tournament’s top two scorers in William Nylander and Nikita Kucherov.
The game will be on TSN 2 in Canada and NHL Network in the USA.
All games shown on TSN will be streamed on TSN Direct in Canada, but it requires a subscription.