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2019 World Junior Hockey Championship Gold Medal Game: USA vs. Finland — Lineups, start time, and TV schedule

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The WJC’s sees one more game, and it determined who heads home with the gold.

United States v Finland - 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship Photo by Kevin Light/Getty Images

USA vs. Finland

How to watch

Puck drop: 8:00 PM EST / 4:00 PM PST
In Canada: TSN1, TSN3, TSN4, TSN5 (English,) RDS (French)
In the United States: NHL Network
Live stream: TSN Direct, RDS Direct

Team USA is faring well at the 2019 World Juniors, winning all but one game they’ve played. The one overtime loss was also perhaps their most impressive game of the tournament, with a four-goal comeback in the third to give themselves an even chance at a win in extra time. The Americans have allowed just a single goal in their last three games — including the final preliminary-round contest versus the Finns — as Cayden Primeau has been doing a great job between the pipes after starting the tournament as USA’s backup.

The loss to the US earlier in the tournament happened when the Finns were struggling across the board, and that cold start was threatening to knock them out of the tournament before the semifinals began. But they discovered the play most expected them to display when the elimination matches arrived, ending Canada’s run in overtime in the quarter-finals, and preventing Switzerland from making a first trip to the WJC final with a 6-1 win last night.

It will therefore be a much different team that the US sees in the second meeting between the two nations at this year’s event. It’s set up to be a good Gold Medal Game between two of the countries that have enjoyed the most success at the Junior level in recent history.

Team USA projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
#28 Joel Farabee #14 Josh Norris #15 Jason Robertson
#21 Noah Cates #17 Evan Barratt #9 Tyler Madden
#12 Logan Cockerill #11 Ryan Poehling #18 Oliver Wahlstrom
#6 Jack Hughes #8 Sasha Chmelevski #16 Jay O'Brien
#19 Jack Drury

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
#4 Dylan Samberg #26 Mikey Anderson
#7 Quinn Hughes #25 Phil Kemp
#24 Mattias Samuelsson #2 Jack St. Ivany
#20 K'Andre Miller

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
#30 Cayden Primeau
#1 Kyle Keyser

Team Finland projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
#25 Aarne Talvitie #19 Rasmus Kupari #10 Aleksi Heponiemi
#20 Eeli Tolvanen #29 Anton Lundell #24 Kaapo Kakko
#13 Valtteri Puustinen #22 Santeri Virtanen #27 Jesse Ylönen
#28 Sami Moilanen #12 Samuli Vainionpää #18 Teemu Engberg
#23 Linus Nyman

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
#3 Toni Utunen #15 Henri Jokiharju
#7 Urho Vaakanainen #2 Oskari Laaksonen
#36 Anttoni Honka #21 Otto Latvala

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
#1 Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen
#31 Filip Lindberg