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2021 World Junior Hockey Championship Quarter-final #1: Russia vs. Germany — Lineups, start time, and TV schedule

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Russia will try to take away all of Tim Stützle’s ice in the first of four matchups on the day.

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

Quarter-final #1: Russia vs. Germany

How to watch

Puck drop: 12:00 PM EST / 9:00 AM PST
In Canada: TSN (English,) RDS (French)
In the United States: NHL Network
Live stream: TSN Direct, RDS Direct

Germany finally had a normal number of players for their match against Switzerland to wrap up the preliminary round, and the result was five goals scored to not only secure a playoff-round berth, but the third seed in Group A. The question now is how much is left in the tank of those who had to take on the extra workload while teammates finished up their mandated quarantines.

Tim Stützle has been among the stars of the tournament, ranking third in scoring with 10 points, but he’s also played 103:47 of high-tempo hockey in the span of a week, with his linemate John-Jason Peterka just a few minutes back. Simon Gnyp, Germany’s top defenceman, averaged 28:43 through the preliminary round to lead all players on all teams.

Fatigue has to be becoming a factor, and Igor Larionov has his team playing a style that will take advantage of it. Russia is using a very aggressive system that gives opposing players little room to move, with puck-carriers met head-on by their defence as it looks to turn the puck over immediately. That type of game will be tough for Germany to match for 60 minutes, but don’t bet against Stützle and co. pulling off another great performance.

Team Russia projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
#27 Rodion Amirov #22 Marat Khusnutdinov #19 Vasili Podkolzin
#23 Yegor Afanasyev #25 Danil Bashkirov #8 Arseni Gritsyuk
#10 Vladislav Firstov #24 Ilya Safonov #18 Yegor Spiridinov
#11 Zakhar Bardakov #13 Vasili Ponomaryov #28 Maxim Groshev

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
#17 Shakir Mukhamadullin #6 Semyon Chistyakov
#7 Roman Bychkov #2 Yan Kuznetsov
#20 Kirill Kirsanov #3 Artemi Knyazev
#5 Daniil Chayka

Goaltenders

Starter Backup
Starter Backup
#1 Yaroslav Askarov #29 Artur Akhtyamov

Team Germany projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
#7 Florian Elias #8 Tim Stützle #24 John-Jason Peterka
#10 Filip Reisnecker #19 Samuel Dubé #28 Manuel Alberg
#11 Jan Nuenhaus #13 Markus Schweiger #9 Joshua Samanski
#14 Julian Chrobot #18 Jan-Luca Schumacher #26 Enrico Henriquez Morales

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
#22 Maximilian Glotzl #3 Simon Gnyp
#25 Mario Zimmermann #27 Luca Munzenberger
#17 Steven Raabe #4 Maksymillian Szuber
#5 Lucas Flade

Goaltenders

Starter Backup
Starter Backup
#29 Florian Bugl #1 Arno Tiefensee