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2021 World Junior Hockey Championship: United States vs. Austria — Lineups, start time, and TV schedule

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Team USA fumbled its way through its opening match, and looks to clean up its act on Day 2.

Russia v United States: Preliminary Round Group B - 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship Photo by Codie McLachlan/Getty Images

United States vs. Austria

How to watch

Puck drop: 9:30 PM EST / 6:30 PM PST
In Canada: TSN (English,) RDS (French)
In the United States: NHL Network
Live stream: TSN Direct, RDS Direct

Team USA kept stepping on its own feet on the first day of competition, and you can’t afford to do that when facing a team as skilled as the one Russia brings to the tournament each year. Russia capitalized on every mistake as Spencer Knight was unable to bail his team out in goal, and the result was a 5-3 loss for the American side.

Austria may be among the weakest teams overall at the tournament, but they still have players who will take advantage if USA plays a sloppy game again today. Marco Rossi is one of the top young offensive minds in the game, and has a few decent finishers around him to set up for goals.

His team didn’t look out of place while playing Switzerland in a tune-up game on December 22. They fell by just a single goal in that match, and showed off a structured power-play formation that will give top teams plenty of trouble. Team USA should come out on top tonight, but don’t be shocked if Austria is able to make it a bit closer than expected.

Team USA projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
#9 Trevor Zegras #15 Alex Turcotte #28 Arthur Kaliyev
#12 Matthew Boldy #10 Matthew Beniers #13 Cole Caufield
#24 Bobby Brink #25 John Farinacci #22 Sam Colangelo
#21 Brett Berard #26 Landon Slaggert #19 Patrick Moynihan
#18 Brendan Brisson

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
#4 Cam York #3 Henry Thrun
#8 Jake Sanderson #5 Jackson LaCombe
#23 Ryan Johnson #11 Brock Faber
#2 Drew Helleson

Goaltenders

Starter Backup
Starter Backup
#32 Dustin Wolf #30 Spencer Knight

Team Austria projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
#21 Tim Harnisch #23 Marco Rossi #22 Senna Peeters
#7 Marlon Tschofen #19 Marco Kasper #20 Fabian Hochegger
#27 Julian Pauschenwein #13 Leon Wallner #9 Mathias Böhm
#16 Dominik Unterweger #6 Clemens Krainz #7 Marlon Tschofen
#26 Finn van Ee

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
#15 Luis Lindner #25 Lucas Nesecany
#5 Jacob Pfeffer #2 Bernhard Posch
#4 Philipp Wimmer #12 Timo Pallierer
#14 Jonas Kutzer

Goaltenders

Starter Backup
Starter Backup
#1 Sebastian Wraneschitz #30 Jakob Brandner