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2020 World Junior Hockey Championship Gold Medal Game: Canada vs. Russia — Lineups, start time, and TV schedule

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Things didn’t go Canada’s when these teams first met this year. Today they’ll be working to achieve a different fate.

Canada v Russia - 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship

Canada vs. Russia

How to watch

Puck drop: 1:00 PM EST / 10:00 AM PST
In Canada: TSN1, TSN3, TSN4, TSN5 (English,) RDS (French)
In the United States: NHL Network
Live stream: TSN Direct, RDS Direct

Russia started off Saturday’s slate of semifinals with an entertaining game versus Sweden. At one point, Russia held a 3-1 edge, then watched Sweden get out to a 4-3 lead early in the third period. The Russians responded with a quick tying goal, got the game to overtime, then secured the victory with a shot from the stick of Ivan Morozov.

Canada wasn’t interested in keeping the outcome in limbo for 60-plus minutes in their semifinal, racing out to a 3-0 lead in the first four minutes and adding a few more goals before the end of regulation.

It wasn’t all good news for Canada. Barrett Hayton fell into the end boards in a battle with a Finnish defender, and left for the dressing room holding his left wrist. His status for the game is currently uncertain.

Both teams have the depth to overcome the absence of a top player, which is a big reason why they have made it as far as they have. One of the clubs is going to prove to be just a bit better than the other by the end of today’s game, and it should be a riveting 60 minutes — or more — as they determine which nation that will be.

Team Canada projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
#11 Alexis Lafrenière #27 Barrett Hayton #29 Nolan Foote
#8 Liam Foudy #9 Joe Veleno #22 Dylan Cozens
#17 Connor McMichael #18 Ty Dellandrea #25 Aidan Dudas
#19 Quinton Byfield #16 Akil Thomas #10 Raphael Lavoie
#20 Dawson Mercer

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
#14 Jared McIsaac #24 Ty Smith
#4 Bowen Byram #5 Jacob Bernard-Docker
#2 Kevin Bahl #3 Calen Addison
#6 Jamie Drysdale

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
#30 Joel Hofer
#1 Nico Daws

Team Russia projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
#9 Kirill Marchenko #8 Ivan D. Morozov #11 Vasili Podkolzin
#27 Pavel Dorofeyev #10 Dmitri Voronkov #24 Nikita Alexandrov
#19 Nikita Rtishchev #12 Ilya Kruglov #17 Maxim Sorkin
#28 Maxim Groshev #14 Grigori Denisenko #7 Alexander Khovanov
#13 Yegor Sokolov

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
#26 Alexander Romanov #2 Daniil Zhuravlyov
#25 Daniil Misyul #4 Yegor Zamula
#6 Daniil Pylenkov #3 Danila Galenyuk
#5 Anton Malyshev

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
#1 Amir Miftakhov
#30 Yaroslav Askarov