5:00 AM ET: Kazakhstan vs Germany (Best of three series tied 1-1)
For the first time since the 2014 World Juniors, there is a winner-take-all game to see who stays in the top division. In 2014, Germany defeated Norway 3-1 led by two assists from Leon Draisaitl. The Germans will have to bounce back after a 4-1 loss on Saturday. Stanislav Alexandrov led Kazakhstan’s efforts with two goals in the win.
Bronze Medal Game
Two teams face off with Bronze with completely different losses. Finland had a slow start and had time to deal with the fact they would not be going for their second straight gold medal. Sweden, however, lost in overtime to Russia in a game that was back-and-forth.
The two rivals will have to put their losses behind them to leave the Czech Republic with something, even if it is bronze. The first time these teams faced off in the tournament, it was a 3-2 Sweden win in overtime.
The game will be shown on TSN 1/3/4/5 and RDS in Canada and NHL Network in the United States.
Gold Medal Game
In their first game, it was all Russia in a 6-0 win. Things are slightly different in this one, however. Canada has a new goaltender in Joel Hofer who has taken the starting job and ran with it. Russia’s goaltender is expected to be Amir Miftakhov after he entered the game in relief against Sweden.
While Canada has Alexis Lafreniere back, they may be missing two key pieces. Bowen Byram missed the semi-final with an illness while Barrett Hayton left the game after falling awkwardly into the boards and is questionable for the gold medal game.
The game will be on TSN 1/3/4/5 and RDS in Canada and NHL Network in the United States.
All games shown on TSN will be streamed on TSN Go in Canada, but it requires a subscription to TSN.