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World Juniors 2016: Denmark vs Canada preview, TV schedule, lineups, and game thread

Team Canada enters the third day of the 2016 World Junior Hockey Competition searching for its first win, but Denmark will not be so eager to oblige.

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After a disappointing loss to the United States, Team Canada will look to earn their first win of the tournament as they face Denmark.

Canada's defence was shaky in their opening game, and their offense was relatively stagnant. They managed to outshoot the United States 27-25, however Alex Nedeljkovic stood tall, limiting the rebound opportunities, and frustrating the Canadian forwards. Dylan Strome and Matthew Barzal managed to score for Canada.

If they hope to bring home gold once again this year, they'll need to shift their offensive game into high gear, earning more scoring chances and shots. They'll also need better goaltending from Mason McDonald, and a more stable blue line presence from players like Hicketts, Chabot, Fleury and Hickey.

Denmark will present a perfect opportunity for the defending champs to solve their current woes. Of course, the Danes won't simply roll over, even if they're facing a hockey powerhouse.

They'll be riding the momentum of their historic win yesterday, which saw them beat a team in the World Junior Championship for the first time in regulation. Soren Nielsen and Mathias From scored for Denmark, whereas Thomas Lillie stopped 22 of the 23 shots sent his way.

You can watch the game on TSN1, TSN3, TSN4, TSN5, RDS, or you can stream it on TSN GO. You can listen to the game on the TSN radio network.

Puck drop is at 1:00 PM EST / 10:00 AM PST.
Team Canada Projected Lineup
Left Wing Center Right Wing
John Quenneville Brayden Point (C) Mitchell Marner
Brendan Perlini Dylan Strome Jake Virtanen
Rourke Chartier Mathew Barzal Anthony Beauvillier
Lawson Crouse (A) Mitchell Stephens Travis Konecny
Julien Gauthier
Left Defense Right Defense
Thomas Chabot
Joe Hicketts (A)
Haydn Fleury Brandon Hickey
Travis Sanheim Travis Dermott
Roland McKeown
Goaltenders
Mason McDonald
Samuel Montembeault
Team Denmark Projected Lineup
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Nikolaj Christensen Alexander True Mathias From
Kristian Jensen Soren Nielsen Jonas Rondbjerg
Jeppe Jul Korsgaard Jeppe Holmberg Thomas Olsen
Markus Jensen Emil Christensen William Boysen
Niklas Andersen
Left Defense Right Defense
Anders Krogsgaard Christian Mieritz
Lasse Bo Knudsen Ludvig Adamsen
Nicolai Weichel Morten Jensen
Goaltenders
Mathias Seldrup
Thomas Lillie

Absent: Matias Lassen (suspended)