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Gameday: U.S. Faces Denmark In Fifth Prelim Game

By USA Hockey, 05/17/19, 10:30PM EDT


Puck drops at 6:15 a.m. ET on NHL Network

KOSICE, Slovakia – After a two-day break, Team USA returns to game action today to face Denmark in its fifth of seven preliminary round games at the 2019 IIHF Men’s World Championship.

Opening faceoff is set for 12:15 p.m. local time (6:15 a.m. ET) and the game can be seen live in the U.S. on NHL Network.

Team USA enters play today looking for its fourth straight win. In its last outing on Wednesday, the U.S. earned a 6-3 victory over Great Britain.

Patrick Kane (2-4—6), Alex DeBrincat (4-1—5) and Jack Eichel (0-5—5) are Team USA’s top point getters coming into play today. The U.S. has the second best power play in the tournament at 44.4% and is the least penalized team in the tournament with just seven minor penalties through the first four games.

The U.S. and Denmark have met seven times previously, with Team USA owning a 5-0-1-1 (w-otw-otl-l) advantage. At last year’s world championship, Team USA got goals from Will Butcher, Chris Kreider, Cam Atkinson and Nick Jensen and 20 saves from netminder Keith Kinkaid on the way to a 4-0 win over Denmark. Team USA outshot the Danes by a 43-20 count.

Team USA’s roster will be bolstered over the weekend with the arrival later today (but not in time for today’s game) of forward Luke Kunin from the Minnesota Wild. Tomorrow (but not in time for its game vs. Germany), defenseman Zach Werenski from the Columbus Blue Jackets is expected to arrive in Kosice.

U.S. Game Schedule

Date Opponent/Round Time (Local/ET)/Result Location Television U.S. Player of the Game
Tues., May 7 Germany
W, 5-2 SAP Arena
Mannheim, Germany
Live Stream Johnny Gaudreau
Fri., May 10 Slovakia
L, 1-4 Steel Arena
Kosice, Slovakia
NHL Network Jack Eichel
Sun., May 12 France
W, 7-1 Steel Arena
Kosice, Slovakia
NHL Network Alex DeBrincat
Mon., May 13 Finland
OTW, 3-2 Steel Arena
Kosice, Slovakia
NHL Network Brady Skjei
Wed., May 15 Great Britain
W, 6-3 Steel Arena
Kosice, Slovakia
NHL Network Patrick Kane
Sat., May 18 Denmark
W, 7-1 Steel Arena
Kosice, Slovakia
NHL Network Dylan Larkin
Sun., May 19 Germany
W, 3-1 Steel Arena
Kosice, Slovakia
NHL Network Alec Martinez
Tues., May 21 Canada
L, 0-3 Steel Arena
Kosice, Slovakia
NHL Network Cory Schneider
Thurs., May 23 Russia
L, 3-4 Ondrej Nepela Arena
Bratislava, Slovakia
NHL Network Jack Hughes

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