USA vs. Sweden: Live score, highlights, updates from 2022 World Juniors game
The United States will be aiming for a perfect 4-0-0-0 at the World Youth Championship for the first time since 2017 when they take on Sweden in the last game of the preliminary round on Sunday night.
The Americans most recently defeated Austria, with Carter Mazur and Wyatt Kaiser each scoring two goals in Saturday’s matinee.
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“We knew we had to get off to a good start today,” said coach Nate Leaman after the 7-0 win. “Our schedule was different today and it was important for us to adapt quickly. I’m happy with how the team started the first period and kept it going.”
Team USA practically went through the group game. In the first three competitions, it prevailed 19:2 against Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Sweden will be by far the toughest test for the Americans so far.
The Swedes also roll into Sunday with a win against Austria. They played on Friday and won 6-0. Sweden previously defeated Switzerland 3-2.
The winner of this game will most likely finish No. 1 in Group B and go into the knockout stages well prepared.
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Sporting News provides live scoring updates and highlights throughout the competition.
Score USA vs. Sweden
|United States of America||0||0||0||0||0|
Carter Mazur tracker
In each game we will be highlighting a player from Team USA to follow.
For the duel against Sweden we focus on Carter Mazur. The University of Denver product has scored two goals in a row. His four goals in the tournament rank behind only Canadian Mason McTavish, and his six points tie for fourth among all skaters.
The Red Wings’ 2021 third-round pick was fantastic playing with Thomas Bordeleau and Landon Slaggert up front. If Team USA wants to win against Sweden, they need this line-up to be at their best.
USA vs Sweden live updates, highlights from 2022 World Juniors
22:31 — Both sides have chances but nothing since Berard’s goal. Mbereko was strong but his rebound control was a bit shaky. Look for Sweden to net bodies and pucks.
10:21 p.m. – GOAL! USA took advantage of the man advantage when Brett Berard brought the puck to the net from the side and scored his own rebound past Wallstedt. A skillful power move that takes a pass from the point and immediately attacks Wallstedt. The first shot is stopped, but Berard persists and rams in the second try.
🇬🇧 Brett Berard converts the power play to open the gate for the Americans.
🇺🇸 USA 1 – 0 🇸🇪 Sweden#WorldJuniors pic.twitter.com/dBB3zrr4o8
— TSN (@TSN_Sports) August 15, 2022
22:19 — Liam Ohgren gets his stick in Luke Hughes’ skates and is called to trip. First power play for the USA.
22:18 — Sweden just had a wide open net, but they couldn’t cast it. Mbereko stopped the first shot, but the puck bounced out of his glove. A Swedish forward had the puck on his racquet in the crease behind Mbereko but it rolled off the blade.
22:10 — Early chance for Logan Cooley, who had the puck in the top of the crease on his stick but couldn’t get a clean shot. A pass had gone under the stick of a Swedish defender and straight to Cooley in front of Jesper Wallstedt.
21 clock – A few changes for Nate Leaman’s crew. Charlie Stramel comes out while Hunter McKown moves back in. Kaiden Mbereko is back in the fold after sitting out the Austria game.
USA and Sweden about an hour from Puck Drop. The US has Hunter McKown back for Charlie Stramel (2023). This game decides the first place in the group. pic.twitter.com/R0lgQS2Ovp
— Chris Peters (@chrispeters) August 15, 2022
What channel is USA vs Sweden on today?
- Canada: TSN3
- United States: NHL Network
TSN has all the World Juniors action in Canada. In the United States, viewers can find the games on NHL Network.
EJ Hradek will be on the phone for NHL Network. He will be joined on the show by analyst Dave Starman and reporter Jon Rosen.
How to stream World Juniors hockey games live
Fans in Canada can stream all World Juniors games on TSN.ca or the TSN App. US fans can stream the tournament on fuboTV (with a free trial), NHL.tv or the NHL app.
Start time USA vs. Sweden
- Start time: 10pm ET (8pm MT)
The game between the USA and Sweden begins at 10:00 p.m. ET (8:00 p.m. local time) at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alta., home of the NHL’s Oilers and WHL’s Oil Kings.
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It is the last game of the preliminary round for USA, who won their first three games. It is the third competition for Sweden, who have had victories in their previous two games.
USA vs Sweden Odds
- UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: -1.5 (+185)
- Sweden: +1.5 (-263)
According to Sports Interaction, the puckline for Sunday’s game between the USA and Sweden is 1.5. The US failed to cover the puckline against Germany, but did cover it in their victories over Switzerland and Austria.
USA World Juniors 2022 schedule
(All times Easter)
|August 9th||Germany||W, 5-1||10 p.m. (TSN, NHLN)|
|August 11th||Switzerland||W, 7-1||10 p.m. (TSN, NHLN)|
|13 August||Austria||W, 7-0||2 p.m. (TSN, NHLN)|
|August 14th||Sweden||—||10 p.m. (TSN, NHLN)|
|August 17th||quarter finals||—||TBD (TSN, NHLN)|
|August 19th||semifinals||—||TBD (TSN, NHLN)|
|20th of August||bronze/gold||—||TBD (TSN, NHLN)|