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2021 World Junior Hockey Championship Quarter-final #3: Canada vs. Czech Republic — Lineups, start time, and TV schedule

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Canada’s offence goes up against the Czechs’ defence in the third game of the day.

Slovakia v Canada: Preliminary Round Group A - 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship Photo by Codie McLachlan/Getty Images

Quarter-final #3: Canada vs. Czech Republic

How to watch

Puck drop: 7:00 PM EST / 4:00 PM PST
In Canada: TSN (English,) RDS (French)
In the United States: NHL Network
Live stream: TSN Direct, RDS Direct

Canada dispatched Finland rather handily in a battle for top spot in Group A, with one of the greatest offensive performances you’ll see at the World Juniors, the constant-pressure game plan executed to perfection.

If even the defensive Finns couldn’t contain Canada, it’s hard to see how any team in the bubble with them will be able to slow them down. The greatest defensive showing of the tournament did belong to the Czech Republic when they shut down Russia in the group stage, but Canada has the skill to just batter down that wall the same way they did Finland’s.

The Czechs need to find ways to score multiple goals, and that means getting a good deal of offence from the top line of Michal Teply, Jan Mysak, and Martin Lang. Even that may not be enough to outproduce their opponent, but it will at least give them a fighting chance.

Team Canada projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
#10 Dylan Holloway #17 Connor McMichael #22 Dylan Cozens
#29 Jack Quinn #19 Quinton Byfield #12 Jakob Pelletier
#20 Dawson Mercer #16 Ryan Suzuki #26 Philip Tomasino
#11 Cole Perfetti #9 Connor Zary #18 Peyton Krebs

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
#4 Bowen Byram #6 Jamie Drysdale
#5 Thomas Harley #2 Braden Schneider
#21 Kaiden Guhle #27 Justin Barron
#8 Jordan Spence #3 Kaedan Korczak

Goaltenders

Starter Backup
Starter Backup
#1 Devon Levi #31 Dylan Garand

Team Czech Republic projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
#11 Michal Teplý #19 Jan Myšák #10 Martin Lang
#26 Adam Raška #18 David Vitouch #13 Pavel Novák
#29 Radek Mužík #15 Filip Prikryl #24 Martin Beránek
#27 Filip Koffer #16 Adam Najman #25 Jakub Rychlovský

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
#4 Radek Kučeřík #28 Michael Krutil
#5 Stanislav Svozil #7 Martin Haš
#23 Šimon Kubíček #8 David Jiříček
#22 Jiří Suhrada

Goaltenders

Starter Backup
Starter Backup
#30 Nick Malík #1 Lukáš Pařík