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GAME DAY | U.S. To Battle Kazakhstan Today in Men’s World Championship

By USA Hockey , 05/19/24, 5:15AM EDT


Watch game live at 10:20 a.m. ET on NHL Network

OSTRAVA, Czechia – It’s game six of seven in the preliminary round of the 2024 IIHF Men’s World Championship for the U.S. Men’s National Team here today with Kazakhstan the opponent. Opening faceoff is set for 4:20 p.m. local time/10:20 a.m. ET at Ostravar Arena. All U.S. games in the world championship can be seen live on NHL Network.

The U.S. and Kazakhstan have met just four times ever in the world championship with Team USA earning victories in all four outings, including two in overtime. The last meeting between the two teams was in the preliminary round of the 2021 men’s worlds with the U.S. claiming a 3-0 triumph behind 18 saves from Cal Petersen and goals from Adam Clendening, Trevor Moore and Jack Drury.

The U.S. owns a 3-0-1-1 record through five games and is coming off a 4-1 victory over Poland on Friday (May 17) night. Captain Brady Tkachuk helped the cause with four points, including the game-winning goal and three assists. In addition, Cole Caufield put home his first two goals of the tournament, while Shane Pinto had a pair of assists.

Kazakhstan owns a 1-0-0-4 mark through five games of the world championship and in its last game dropped an 8-2 decision to Germany on Friday. Kazakhstan’s lone victory came by a 3-1 count over France in its first game of the tournament.

Heading into play today, Tkachuk (3-4—7) and Pinto (2-5—7) are Team USA’s leading point getters, while Matt Boldy (3-3—6) and Johnny Gaudreau (2-4—6) are right behind.

Team USA announced the addition of goaltender Charlie Lindgren of the Washington Capitals to its roster yesterday and he is expected to arrive in Ostrava early this evening. Lindgren replaces Alex Lyon, who was injured earlier in the tournament.

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