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How to Watch 2022 IIHF World Championship: USA vs. Finland Today
With just one match left in the preliminary round, Finland and USA have both secured their spots in the quarterfinals of the 2022 IIHF World Championship. Finland, which is currently first in the standings, has won all six of its matches so far with a plus-18 goal difference in the first round. USA, in second place, lost to Canada in the team's debut but when on to win its next five matches in a row to secure a spot in the next round.
How to Watch 2022 IIHF World Championship: USA vs. Finland Today:
Game Date: May 28, 2022
Game Time: 1:20 PM ET
TV: NHL Network
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Hockey announced today 24 players who will comprise the 2022 U.S. Men’s National Team which will compete in the 2022 International Ice Hockey Federation Men’s World Championship May 13-29 in Tampere and Helsinki, Finland.
"We've got a great group of players who we know will represent our country extremely well at the world championship," said Ryan Martin, general manager of the 2022 U.S. Men's National Team and also the assistant general manager of the New York Rangers. "As with all teams USA Hockey puts on the ice at any level, our goal is to bring back the gold medal and we look forward to the challenge ahead."
Team USA Roster
Team USA will depart the U.S. for Helsinki on Saturday (May 7) and train there until departing for Tampere following its lone exhibition game on May 11 against Canada in the Helsinki Ice Hall. The U.S. begins play in the world championship on May 13 against Latvia at 9:15 a.m. ET. All U.S. games in the tournament will air live on NHL Network.
Finland trailed three times in the first period before pulling away and defeating Canada, 6-3. It was the most goals they had ever scored against Canada in a World Championship game.
Today's game was played before a sold-out crowd of 5,676 decked out in red and white. Unfortunately for Canada, all but a handful were wearing Swiss colours. They were loud and raucous all game, chanting and clapping their heroes' every move.
The game marked the 120th in the long career of Swiss assistant captain Andres Ambuhl, setting an IIHF record for top-level World Championship play. He was honoured with a video tribute in a pre-game ceremony alongside IIHF President Luc Tardif.
The 26-year-old right winger wasted no time in adding to that haul in Sunday night’s 7-1 victory over Norway. His first game in the 2022 tournament brought a goal and two assists as the Tre Kronor overpowered the opposition to maintain its hopes of taking top spot ahead of Finland in Group B. More of this form and Nylander could be adding to the gold medal he won with Sweden in 2017.
Nylander wasn’t the only recent arrival to make a big impact. Jacob Peterson, who came here after the end of the season in Dallas, scored twice. Rasmus Asplund matched that and Lucas Wallmark, Sweden’s leading scorer at the Olympics, opened his account here. Max Fribeg was also on target for the Tre Kronor, while Tobias Fladeby, one of several Norwegian players based in Sweden, got a consolation effort at the other end.
Despite the big names on display, it looked as though Sweden’s first goal had come not from a high-profile arrival but from then team's unheralded fourth line. Nils Aman had the puck in the net, but his wraparound effort was called back after a bench challenge: Norway’s Petter Thoresen correctly felt that Oskar Lang’s presence on the crease interfered with goaltender Jonas Arntzen’s ability to do his job.
The first period was the most enthralling 20 minutes of this year’s tournament so far. Hands down. More than most games. It ended 3-3 and was full of emotion thanks to the crowd, which started the chanting during a special pre-game ceremony to honour Ambuhl and never let up.
Soon after the opening faceoff, they were whistling, however, because one of their own, Timo Meier, incurred a major penalty for boarding. But then they were cheering soon after because the best chances during that Canada advantage were had, in fact, by the Swiss. Goalie Logan Thompson had to be sharp on good shots from Michael Fora and Pius Suter, making a quick toe save off the latter.
Canada went ahead a second time at 14:11, scoring short-handed. Adam Lowry collected the puck at his blue line off a turnover, and as he went in on goal he lost control of the puck on the deke. The move fooled Genoni all the same and the puck slid between the goalie’s pads.
And for a second time the Swiss responded quickly. Dean Kukan got the puck in the slot and waited patiently as he moved left, and near the goal line he roofed a shot over Thompson’s shoulder to the short side.
And for a third time the Swiss responded, this time off a faceoff win in the Canada zone on a set play. Denis Malgin won the puck back to Suter at the top of the circle, and he fed Jonas Siegenthaler moving in from the left. He beat Thompson with just 8.4 seconds remaining.
The Swiss carried their momentum over to a much more controlled second. They went ahead for the first time in the game at 6:13 on the power play when Hischier snapped another high shot, short side, this time glove side, but even more impressive was how the Swiss contained Canada the rest of the period. Genoni had few difficult chances, and his mates kept the game under control.
Trailing 3-1 midway through the game, Latvia scored three consecutive power-play goals and defeated Great Britain in the penultimate game for each team in the group stage of the 2022 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship.
In doing so, Latvia assures its place in next year’s top tournament and avoids an uncomfortable situation where they could have been playing to avoid relegation on Tuesday. At the same time, it keeps alive Latvia’s quarter-final hopes. Latvia now has eight points, trailing the USA and Czechia, who are tied for third and fourth in Group B with 10 each.
“We played a tough side today and we came out a little too passive but I’m very happy about the team, the effort, the belief we have in the room that we don’t let the game slip away,” said Latvian captain Rodrigo Abols. “Then we came back and won the game. I guess it’s exciting to watch but we don’t really want games like this. We have these games all through the tournament and it takes a lot of energy from you mentally and that translates into physically because the whole game is in a stress because it’s so tight, every little mistake can cost the game.”
As for Great Britain, any points they could have taken from this game would have improved their situation for tomorrow’s all-important last game against Austria. Nonetheless, the Brits are still alive but they need a regulation win to avoid relegation.
“We put ourselves in a great position at the start of the game but it’s difficult to know what to say right now,” said British defenceman Joshua Batch. “Those penalties really hurt us at the end there. Discipline is something we spoke about before this tournament because we know the quality of the power plays here is so high. To take the positives, it shows that we can play with these teams and we created some offence which is a good sign going into a must-win game tomorrow.”
Latvia outshot Great Britain 36-19 but, as is so often the case, netminder Ben Bowns was his team’s best player. In the Latvian goal, Elvis Merzlikins was back in net but he was lifted after allowing three goals on 13 shots. Entering the game in relief was Arturs Silovs, who for the second time shut the door, stopping all six shots he faced over the last 33:20 to earn his second consecutive win.
The Tre Kronor kept plugging away and got the opening goal for real on 11:48. It’s a hockey truism that when you get pucks to the net, good things happen, and this play underlined the point. Jacob Peterson got his first goal of the tournament when he fired a feed towards Carl Klingberg on the slot and saw it bounce off a Norwegian skate to beat Arntzen. Nylander picked up a secondary assist on the play.
"It wasn’t very high tempo or physical out there, but we’re happy for the win," said Swedish defenceman Henrik Tommernes. "We got some goals, we got the power play going, and we’re ready for the last game of the group stage."
There was better news for Norway on its defence, which did a good job of limiting Swedish opportunities in the first period. For the new generation of Norwegian blue liners, players like Emil Lilleberg and Max Krogdahl, this was a stiff test but one that they embraced willingly to keep their team in the game in the opening frame.
The opponents are similar in style, playing accurate and defensive hockey, trying to capitalize on their the counterattack. The skill level of the Suomi is much higher so no matter how much the Americans try to shut out the game, Jukka Jalonen's charges will still find their chance and make it happen for sure. As a result, we bet on a win for Finland.