USA vs Canada : Canada vs United States comparison. Canada and United States are two of the largest countries in the world. They are friendly neighbor states and share a large border.Team USA needs two points in its final two preliminary round games (today vs. Germany, Tuesday vs. Canada).
Coming off an important 7-1 decision over Denmark yesterday, where 13 players got on the scoresheet, the U.S. returns to action today to face Germany with much on the line.Opening faceoff is set for 4:15 p.m. local time (10:15 a.m. ET) at Steel Arena and the game can be seen live in the U.S. on NHL Network.
Team USA needs two points in its final two preliminary round games (today vs. Germany, Tuesday vs. Canada) to secure a spot in the quarterfinals, meaning a win of any kind – in regulation, overtime or a shootout – would do the trick today. Teams get three points in the standings for a regulation win; two points for an overtime or shootout win; and one point for an overtime or shootout loss.Germany, which has already secured a spot in the quarterfinals, also played yesterday and lost by an 8-1 count to Canada.
The U.S. and Germany have met 17 previous times in the world championship with Team USA holding a 9-0-1-4-3 (w-otw-otl-l-t) advantage. The two teams played in last year’s world championship with the U.S. earning a 3-0 victory.Team USA and Germany also faced off in the lone U.S. pre-tournament game heading into this year’s world championship in Mannheim, Germany, on May 7. Alex DeBrincat had a goal and two assists, while Johnny Gaudreau and Noah Hanifin each recorded a goal and an assist, to help the U.S. to a 5-2 victory.
The 2019 IIHF World Championship in Slovakia is a showcase for NHL players of the present, past and future who are not involved in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The 16-nation tournament began May 10 and runs through May 26.
More than 100 NHL players are involved in the tournament this year, with star-studded Sweden looking to win its third straight championship. Jack Hughes, the projected No. 1 pick in the 2019 NHL Draft, is playing for the United States, along with Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks and Jack Eichel of the Buffalo Sabres.Most of the World Championship games will be broadcast by NHL Network, including every U.S. game. The NHL Network schedule is hereThe World Championship Buzz is NHL.com’s hub for all the results and news from the tournament.The tournament continued Monday with four games:
Canada 5, Denmark 0: Sam Reinhart (Buffalo Sabres) scored two goals for Canada, which won its fifth straight game in preliminary round play in Group A at Steel Arena in Kosice.Jonathan Marchessault (Vegas Golden Knights) had a goal and an assist, and Pierre-Luc Dubois (Columbus Blue Jackets) and Jared McCann (Pittsburgh Penguins) scored for Canada, which plays the United States on Tuesday.
“It’s still a game,” forward Adam Henrique (Anaheim Ducks) told the IIHF website. “You can’t look past it, no matter who you’re playing the next day. We did a good job coming out and getting the lead and going from there. We’ll see what we need to be better in and get ready for tomorrow. It’s a huge game for us. It will be more of our style, a little more familiar, so everyone will have to play their best.”Carter Hart (Philadelphia Flyers) made 21 saves for Canada. Mackenzie Blackwood (New Jersey Devils) played the final 9:04 of the third period and made three saves.
Dubois opened the scoring one minute into the game, and McCann made it 2-0 when he scored from the hash marks at 6:06. Marchessault, who set up Dubois’ goal, redirected a shot by Damon Severson (Devils) to make it 3-0 at 8:23.