One down, three more preliminary-round matchups to go for Team USA at the 2022 World Juniors. The Americans’ second game in Group B play is Thursday; they will take on Switzerland.
The USA cruised by Germany 5-1 in their opening game in Edmonton. Luke Hughes, Logan Cooley, Landon Slaggert, Red Savage and Riley Duran potted the goals while Kaiden Mbereko got the win in net.
The score could have been a lot more lopsided. The United States controlled play from start to finish, but Germany goalie Nikita Quapp kept his team in the game for as long as he could. The shot totals were heavily in the USA’s favor: Quapp faced 50 shots while Mbereko saw just 11.
Switzerland dropped a close 3-2 decision Wednesday to Sweden. The Swiss played a strong trap game on defense to give the Swedes trouble but two goals in the opening minute of the third period to put Sweden up 3-0 wound up making the difference. Switzerland got goals from Attilio Biasco and Dario Allanspach to cut the margin to one, but Sweden hung on for the win.
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The Sporting News has a complete guide to how to watch the USA vs. Switzerland in the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship, including the start time and TV channels for viewers in the United States and Canada.
What channel is USA vs. Switzerland on today?
- Canada: TSN 4
- United States: NHL Network
TSN has all the World Juniors action in Canada, while in the United States, viewers can find the games on NHL Network.
EJ Hradek will provided play-by-play coverage for NHL Network. He will be joined by analyst Dave Starman and reporter Jon Rosen on the broadcasts.
How to live stream World Juniors hockey games
Fans in Canada can stream all World Juniors games on TSN.ca or the TSN app. US fans can stream the tournament on fuboTV (which comes with a free trial), NHL.tv or the NHL app.
USA vs. Switzerland start time
- Start time: 10pm ET (8pm MT)
The puck will drop at 10 pm ET from Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alta., home of the NHL’s Oilers and WHL’s Oil Kings.
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It’s the second game for both teams in the tournament. The USA won its first game while Switzerland dropped its first contest.
USA vs. Switzerland odds
- USA: -3.5 (-104)
- Switzerland: +3.5 (-132)
The puckline is 3.5 for the matchup between the USA and Switzerland, according to Sports Interaction. The USA failed to cover the 4.5 puckline against Germany as it won by four goals.
USA World Juniors schedule 2022
(All times Eastern)
|Aug. 9||Germany||W, 5-1||10 p.m. (TSN, NHLN)|
|Aug. 11||Switzerland||—||10 p.m. (TSN, NHLN)|
|Aug. 13||Austria||—||2 pm (TSN, NHLN)|
|Aug. 14||Sweden||—||10 p.m. (TSN, NHLN)|
|Aug. 17||Quarterfinals||—||TBD (TSN, NHLN)|
|Aug. 19||Semifinals||—||TBD (TSN, NHLN)|
|Aug. 20||bronze/gold||—||TBD (TSN, NHLN)|