World juniors 2019 : The Russians were down, they were taking as well as giving as much as anyone but the Swiss seemed to have this game on lock down And then the second period happened, and then the third period happened
2019 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships
Dates: Dec 26, 2018 – Jan 5, 2019
World juniors 2019 LivE
Things just went so far off the rails.The Czech Republic will look to bounce back from losses to Canada and Russia against Denmark and enter the quarterfinal on a high note. A win for the Czechs in this one will mean they avoid Sweden in the quarterfinal, which is a pretty good incentive. For Denmark, a regulation win will see them avoid the relegation round and a likely matchup with Kazakhstan.
While top spot in the group is typically important, it’s increasingly important this year for these two teams. The winner of this game will get Slovakia, while the loser of this game will get Finland or the United States. That’s a significant difference and could affect either team’s chances of winning a medal. Canada will be without Jared McIsaac,
The only thing standing between Sweden and a 48th straight round robin victory at the World Juniors is Kazakhstan, who is coming off of a big loss to Slovakia yesterday and is set for the relegation round. Sweden bounced back after a bit of a lull against the United States to get the win in overtime and this should be an easy tune up game for the quarterfinal. The game will be available on TSN.ca
If group positioning is important for the winner of Canada/Russia, it is equally important for the winner of this game. The winner of this game will likely play the Czech Republic, while the loser gets either Canada or Russia. For two teams with medal aspirations, that would be a huge blow to that team. Neither Finland or the United States has played up to expectations as of yet, and this will be the first step for redemption for one of these two teams. The game will be on TSN 1/5 in Canada, NHL Network in the US.
Kurashev and Switzerland will play Russia in Group A action. The 6-foot, 192-pounder is coming off a hat trick performance against Denmark on Saturday night. He has five goals and an assist in three tournament games.
The second game will be Kazakhstan against Slovakia. Both teams sit at the bottom of the Group B standings without a win. Slovakia has scored at least a goal in its three losses, while Kazakhstan posted two goals in an 8-2 loss to the United States after a 5-0 opening game loss to Finland.