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2021 World Junior Hockey Championship Quarter-final #4: United States vs. Slovakia — Lineups, start time, and TV schedule

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Team USA tries to consolidate their Group B win with a trip to the semifinals.

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

Quarter-final #4: United States vs. Slovakia

How to watch

Puck drop: 10:30 PM EST / 7:30 PM PST
In Canada: TSN (English,) RDS (French)
In the United States: NHL Network
Live stream: TSN Direct, RDS Direct

Slovakia had a great start to the tournament when they bested Switzerland in a goalie battle in the opening game. It turned out that was all they needed to punch their ticket to the playoff round, but their surprising performances didn’t stop there.

Two days later they kept Canada contained, allowing just 23 shots and three goals to the most offensive team in the tournament. They also just fell short in the game against Germany that could have bumped them up to third in Group A.

As well as they’ve played, it will be hard to keep pace with Team USA. The Americans have a strong group of forwards, led by Trevor Zegras, and are probably going to score a good number of goals. Slovakia needs to keep that number as low as possible to have their game plan result in an upset win.

Team United States 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
#21 Brett Berard #25 John Farinacci #24 Bobby Brink
#18 Brendan Brisson #26 Landon Slaggert #22 Sam Colangelo

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
#8 Jake Sanderson #2 Drew Helleson
#4 Cam York #11 Brock Faber
#23 Ryan Johnson #3 Henry Thrun
#5 Jackson LaCombe #17 Hunter Skinner

Goaltenders

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

Team Slovakia projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
#9 Roman Faith #19 Simon Jellus #25 Michal Mrazik
#18 Juraj Slafkovsky #11 Matej Kaslik #8 Martin Chromiak
#22 Maros Jedlicka #7 Dominik Sojka #17 Artur Turansky
#14 Dominik Jendek #27 Juraj Elias #13 Jakub Kolenic

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
#24 Andrej Golian #4 David Mudrak
#20 Simon Knazko #3 Simon Becar
#16 Marko Stacha #5 Simon Nemec
#12 Rayen Petrovicky

Goaltenders

Starter Backup
Starter Backup
#30 Simon Latkoczy #29 Samuel Hlavaj