Team USA takes on Canada today and all of your live game coverage is on this page. The puck drops at 11:30 a.m. ET.
The United States takes on Canada at Malmo Isstadion (capacity: 5,140) in the final Group A game for each team at the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship. If Team USA wins in any fashion or loses in overtime, it will earn the top seed in Group A heading into Thursday’s (Jan. 2) quarterfinal round. The U.S. last won its group in 2011 en route to the bronze medal. Team USA boasts a 3-0-0-0 (W-OTW-OTL-L) record and a tournament-best goal differential of +15. Team Canada is (2-0-1-0), having beaten Germany (7-2) and Slovakia (5-3) and lost to Czech Republic in a shootout (5-4).
TV: NHL Network
Web stream: NHL.com
Live stats: IIHF.com
Today's games in Groups A and B have significant playoff round implications. Here is a breakdown of what each game means to the standings.
USA vs Canada - Win in regulation for either team will earn them first place in group. The U.S. can still claim the group with an overtime or shootout loss.
Czech Republic vs Slovakia - Czechs need at least 2 points (win or overtime win) to avoid the relegation round.
Finland vs Switzerland - A Finland win in regulation time combined with a Russia victory over Sweden in regulation time will result in a three-way tie for first place, and the seeding will be determined by goal differential in the games between these three teams.
Sweden vs Russia - Any win for Sweden earns them first place in the group, Russia can factor in to a tiebreaker scenario with a regulation win.
USA Hockey's National Office wish Team USA good luck