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2018 World Junior Hockey Championship: Quarter-final 4 — USA vs. Russia: Preview, start time, TV schedule, and lineups

The last semifinal spot will be contested between two of the most decorated teams in recent WJC memory.

United States v Finland - 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship Photo by Kevin Hoffman/Getty Images

The United States are the defending gold medallists at the World Junior Hockey Championship. Russia hasn’t gone without a medal since 2010. Tonight, one of those teams will be sent home unable to replicate their recent success.

In a game that could be worthy of deciding the championship, tonight’s clash between Russia and the USA simply determines who will move on to the final four. One of the most skilled teams in the tournament will have its run come to an end.

The question is whether it will be Klim Kostin’s team having that seven-year streak snapped, or if Casey Mittelstadt’s incredible performance at this year’s tournament will come to an abrupt halt. Those two players will have a big say in the outcome of the game.

How to watch

Puck drop: 8:00 PM EST / 5:00 PM PST
In Canada: TSN1, TSN4, TSN5 (English) RDS (French)
In the United States: NHL Network
Live stream: TSNGO

Team USA projected lineup

USA Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
#23 Kieffer Bellows #4 Ryan Poehling #17 Kailer Yamamoto
#7 Brady Tkachuk #11 Casey Mittelstadt #13 Joey Anderson
#49 Max Jones #9 Josh Norris #21 Patrick Harper
#27 Riley Tufte #34 Trent Frederic

USA Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
#12 Dylan Samberg #8 Adam Fox
#5 Ryan Lindgren #15 Scott Perunovich
#24 Mikey Anderson #20 Andrew Peeke
#6 Quinn Hughes

USA Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
#30 Jake Oettinger
#1 Joseph Woll

Team Russia projected lineup

RUS Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
#16 Andrei Altybarmakyan #13 Mikhail Maltsev #27 Alexei Polodyan
#10 Artyom Manukyan #17 German Rubtsov #28 Artur Kayumov
#11 Vitaliy Abramov #19 Marsel Sholokhov #7 Dmitriy Sokolov
#14 Andrei Svechnikov #12 Georgi Ivanov #24 Klim Kostin

RUS Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
#22 Nikolai Knyzhov #2 Nikita Makeyev
#5 Artyom Minulin #6 Yegor Zaitsev
#25 Dmitriy Samorukov #15 Anatoliy Yelizarov
#26 Vladislav Syomin #4 Alexander Shepelev

RUS Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
#30 Vladislav Sukhachyov
#1 Alexei Melnichuk