ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- The U.S. Men's National Team faces Germany here today in its sixth of seven preliminary round games at the 2016 International Ice Hockey Federation Men's World Championship, with opening face-off set for 4:15 p.m. (9:15 a.m. ET). The game will be streamed live in the U.S. via NBC Sports Live Extra and aired on NBC Sports Network at 3 p.m. ET.
With a win today, Team USA would assure itself of a spot in the quarterfinal round of the world championship. The U.S. currently stands in third place of the eight-team Group B with nine points. The top four teams of the group advance to the quarterfinal round. Germany is currently fourth with seven points.
Mike Condon will get the call in goal today. He is 2-1 in the world championship with a 2.01 goals against average and .906 save percentage.
Team USA took its team photo this morning, just prior to a light pre-game skate.
NOTES: The U.S. and Germany meet today for the 15th time in the world championship with Team USA owning an 8-0-1-2-3 advantage (W-OTW-OTL-L-T) advantage. The last meeting between the two teams came in 2014 with a 5-4 U.S. victory, highlighted by two goals from Justin Abdelkader and a goal and three assists from Johnny Gaudreau ... Team USA will practice tomorrow at 11 a.m. in the practice arena.
|May 3||Finland (exhibition)||L, 2-3 OT|
|May 6||Canada||L, 1-5|
|May 7||Belarus||W, 6-3|
|May 9||Finland||L, 2-3|
|May 12||France||W, 4-0|
|May 13||Hungary||W, 5-1|
|May 15||Germany||L, 2-3|
|May 17||Slovakia||L, 2-3 OT|
|May 19||Czech Republic (quarterfinal)||W, 2-1 SO|
Bronze Medal Game