Coming off a dominant 3-1 victory over Russia on Saturday, the US team was able to beat them nicely after a 6-4 loss to Canada in their first World Juniors 2020 game. Now, they will try to keep up the momentum. against a stack of Czech Republic teams that are also 1-1 to start the tournament.
Two goals within seconds of each other from Los Angeles Kings Arthur Kaliyev and Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Nick Robertson broke the link between the two nations and secured the US victory on Sunday, making the B leaders. – with a 4-1 win over Germany on Monday. Kaliyev led the way for the Americans, while Trevor Zegras also had a two-point multi-point appearance, bringing him to a seven-point championship through two games.
The US defense corps also appeared stronger, with Spencer Knight able to bounce back from a disappointing performance against Canada.
World Juniors 2020: Live scores, updates from Monday’s games
Meanwhile, the Czechs are off to a decent start, with Arizona Coyotes quarterback Jan Jenik and Chicago Blackhawks prospect Michal Teply leading the way with three points per two games.
On home ice, the Czech Republic will be a tough team to beat, as this marks the last group game for the US
Sporting News is following live scoring updates and highlights as the United States takes on the Czech Republic in the 2020 IIHF World Youth Championship. Follow below.
USA vs. Czech Republic: Live updates, highlights from World Juniors
Puck Fall is scheduled for 1pm ET. Live updates will begin at that time.
12:40 pm – Summers are in progress.
12:30 pm – Predicted lines are for Monday’s matchup.
USA and Czech Republic and today at 13:00 EST, the US will return to Group B with a victory as they close the round, while the Czechs try to avoid a relegation round while playing down man with Jan στηκεir injured #WorldJuniors # WJC2020 pic.twitter.com/RACcSJEr9h
– Brandon Holmes (@BHolmes_Hockey) December 30, 2019