The United States and Finland meet up in the quarterfinals on Thursday in a rematch of last year’s gold-medal game. Like last year, the United States and Finland enter the game as the No. 2 and No. 3 seeds from their respective groups. The United States is looking for a different result this year after the Finns won on a Kaapo Kakko goal with under two minutes remaining in the game in the 2019 final.
It’ll be a tough match-up for the Americans as both teams enter with comparable stats. Finland has netted two more goals than the U.S. and has one of the tournaments top scorers in Patrik Puistola (Carolina Hurricanes). For the Americans, Ottawa Senators draft pick Shane Pinto has found the back of the net four times but it is assist man Trevor Zegras (nine assists) that is leading the tournament in scoring.
The United States has won its last four quarterfinal games and has defeated Finland twice at this stage of the tournament (2007, 2010). The Americans are 11-7 all-time in the quarters.
Here is how you can watch the quarterfinal matchup between the United States-Finland on Thursday:
How to watch United States vs. Finland
- TV channel (U.S.): NHL Network
- TV channel (Canada): TSN 3
- Live stream (Canada): TSN Live
Stephen Nelson will provide the play-by-play on NHL Network for U.S. viewers. He will be joined by analyst Dave Starman and reporter Jill Savage.
United States vs Finland: When is puck drop?
- Date: Thursday, Jan. 2
- Time: 11:30 a.m. ET
Full World Junior Championship schedule
|THURSDAY, JAN. 2|
|QF: Switzerland vs. Russia||6:30 a.m.||TSN, NHLN|
|QF: Canada vs. Slovakia||9 a.m.||TSN, NHLN|
|QF: United States vs. Finland||11:30 a.m.||TSN, NHLN|
|QF: Sweden vs. Czech Republic||2 p.m.||TSN, NHLN|
|SATURDAY, JAN. 4|
|Semifinal||9 a.m.||TSN, NHLN|
|Semifinal||1 p.m.||TSN 1/4/5, NHLN|
|SUNDAY, JAN. 5|
|Bronze-medal game||9 a.m.||TSN, NHLN|
|Gold-medal game||1 p.m.||TSN, NHLN|
(All times Eastern)