After a successful opening game, the United States aims to make it two victories in a row at the 2023 World Juniors, as the team faces Slovakia today.
It was a slow start on Monday for the USA, who faced a stingy Latvia team. However, a three-goal third period propelled Rand Pecknold’s squad to a 5-2 win to begin their tournament. Five different skaters found the back of the net in the win.
“We just settled down for the third and kind of played with more character,” U.S. head coach Rand Pecknold said after the game. “I thought in the first two periods, we were nervous and made a couple of mistakes that ended up in the back of the net. But we had plenty of chances, so we just talked about letting our character come through in the third.”
The United States’ next test is Slovakia, who fell 5-2 to Finland on Tuesday in their opening game at the World Juniors. The Slovaks fell behind multiple goals by the second period, and could not climb out of the hole.
The Sporting News has a complete guide to how to watch the USA vs. Slovakia in the 2023 IIHF World Junior Championship, including the start time and TV channels for viewers in the United States and Canada.
What channel is USA vs. Slovakia on today?
- United States: NHL Network
- Canada: TSN 1/5
TSN has all the World Juniors action in Canada, while in the United States, viewers can find the games on NHL Network.
Stephen Nelson will provide play-by-play coverage for NHL Network. He will be joined by analyst Dave Starman and reporter Jon Rosen on the broadcasts.
Dennis Beyak and Craig Button will be on the call for the USA games for TSN. Laura Diakun and Dave Reid will be in the studio.
How to live stream World Juniors hockey games
- United States: fuboTV (7-day free trial)
- Canada: TSN.ca, TSN app
U.S. fans can stream the tournament on fuboTV (which comes with a free trial), NHL.tv or the NHL app.
Fans in Canada can stream all World Juniors games on TSN.ca or the TSN app.
USA vs. Slovakia start time
- Start time: 4 p.m. ET (5 p.m. AST)
The puck will drop at 4 p.m. ET from the Avenir Centre in Moncton, N.B., home of the QMJHL’s Moncton Wildcats.
It is the second game of the tournament for both teams and the first World Juniors game on Wednesday.
USA vs. Slovakia odds
- USA: -2.5 (-159)
- Slovakia: +2.5 (+114)
- O/U: 6.5
The USA opened as 2.5-goal favorites on the puck line for their game against Slovakia, according to Sports Interaction.
USA World Juniors schedule 2023
(All times Eastern)
|Date||Opponent||Result||Time (ET)||TV Info|
|Dec. 26||Latvia||W, 5-2||4 p.m.||TSN, NHLN|
|Dec. 28||Slovakia||—||4 p.m.||TSN, NHLN|
|Dec. 29||Switzerland||—||4 p.m.||TSN, NHLN|
|Dec. 31||Finland||—||4 p.m.||TSN, NHLN|
|Jan. 2||TBD (Quarterfinals)||—||TBD||TSN, NHLN|
|Jan. 4||TBD (Semifinals)||—||TBD||TSN, NHLN|
|Jan. 5||TBD (Gold-Medal Game)||—||TBD||TSN, NHLN|