The United States is looking to achieve a perfect 4-0-0-0 at the World Junior Championship for the first time since 2017 when they take on Sweden in their final game of the preliminary round on Sunday night.

The Americans recently beat Austria, with Carter Mazur and Wyatt Kaiser scoring twice each on Saturday morning.

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“We knew we had to get off to a good start today,” coach Nate Leaman said after the 7-0 win. “Our schedule was different today, and it was important for us to adjust quickly. I’m happy with the way the team started the first half and held it.

Team USA practically went through group play. He outscored Germany, Switzerland and Austria 19-2 in the first three matches. Sweden will be by far the toughest test for the Americans to date.

The Swedes also ride on Sunday after a victory against Austria. They played on Friday and won 6-0. Sweden previously beat Switzerland 3-2.

The winner of this game will most likely end up as the No. 1 seed in Group B and will be well placed ahead of the knockout stage.

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The Sporting News will provide live score updates and highlights throughout the competition.

Score USA vs Sweden

Match P1 P2 P3 TO F
UNITED STATES 1 1 0 0 0
Sweden 0 0 0 0 0

Carter Mazur Tracker

Each game, we’ll highlight a player from Team USA to follow.

For the match against Sweden, we will focus on Carter Mazur. The University of Denver product is coming off straight two-goal wins. His four tournament goals are second only to Canada’s Mason McTavish, and his six points are tied for fourth among all skaters.

The Red Wings’ 2021 third-round pick has been fantastic playing on the top line with Thomas Bordeleau and Landon Slaggert. If the American team wants to win against Sweden, they will need this line to be at their best.

1st period

The top line of Mazur, Slaggert and Bordeleau are paired with Sweden’s top line of Helge Grans and Simon Edvinsson, and the Swedes have stopped them so far. Mazur had a quiet 20-minute opener, neither getting nor creating beauty. This showdown with the front row and Sweden’s best defensive pair is going to be a battle to watch closely.

2nd period

Mazur gets blasted in the neutral zone by Ake Stakkestad. It’s not often you see Mazur on the wrong side of a collision, but Stakkestad did it right.

We are starting to see more of Mazur and the top line. Few chances generated, but Mazur’s physique is what stands out the most.

Live updates from USA vs. Sweden, World Juniors 2022 highlights

End of 2nd period: USA 2, Sweden 0

11:39 p.m. — The United States took a two-goal lead in the final period, with some time on Loof’s penalty to start the third. This period was definitely geared towards the United States, as they win puck battles using their speed. The Swedes missed the net quite often during this period which made things easier for Mbereko.

11:38 p.m. — Upon review, it’s just a minor handed over to Loof. It helped that Faber appeared right away and Loff didn’t extend his hands behind Faber’s back. But a late power play for the Americans.

11:35 p.m. — Leo Loof heads to the box to board Brock Faber. Officials call it a five-minute major so they can review. We’ll see if it’s two or five for Loof, it was a dangerous move, right in Faber’s numbers.

11:29 p.m. — Matt Knies lands a huge shot on William Wallinder in the corner. USA are a bigger team and they managed to slow down the Swedes with their physicality.

11:22 p.m. — Looks like USA wins almost every puck battle 50-50. Sweden can’t set up their power play because as soon as he gets off his sticks, the Americans are on it and clear the puck.

11:20 p.m. — After an unsuccessful power play for the United States, it’s now Sweden’s turn to get their second power play of the night. Riley Duran is ejected for high-sticking.

11:15 p.m. — Team USA heads for its second power play of the night as Oskar Olausson is penalized for cutting. The Americans are 1 for 1 so far tonight.

11:10 p.m. — GOAL! Matt Coronato hits Wallstedt’s pads and the puck streams behind him. Cooley had the puck up the wall, spun and shot the net. Before Wallstedt could cover it, Coronato put his stick first and knocked the puck down.

11:08 p.m. — A very average numerical advantage for Sweden. They haven’t had a ton of sustained time in the United States zone, with turnovers entering the zone causing them to constantly regroup.

End of 1st half: USA 1, Sweden 0

10:44 p.m. — After one period, USA took a 1-0 lead at intermission. A very competitive back and forth of 20 minutes between the two teams. Bérard’s power play goal has made the difference so far. Dominic James is called for interference late in the period, so Sweden will start the second with their first power play.

10:41 p.m. — An exceptional change from Logan Cooley, Matt Coronato and Matt Knies. The most sustained pressure in the Swedish zone that the United States has had so far. A shot from Knies appeared to hit the pipe, and Luke Hughes had a big chance that came off Wallstedt’s shoulder.

10:38 p.m. — Emil Andrae creates a shooting lane with slick pull and drag to create space away from a defender on point, but his shot catches on the pipe. A perfect little drag to get away from the incoming stick and get a clean shot.

10:35 p.m. — Sweden provokes multiple defensive turnovers by the USA. The Swedes are fast and take advantage of some lazy overtaking by the Americans in their own zone. Sweden’s clean pass also stands out.

10:31 p.m. — Opportunities on both sides, but nothing since Bérard’s goal. Mbereko was strong, but his rebound control was a bit shaky. Look for Sweden to send bodies and pucks to the net.

10:21 p.m. — GOAL! USA takes advantage of the man advantage as Brett Berard takes the puck to the net from the side and gets his own rebound past Wallstedt. A clever power move, taking a pass from the point and attacking Wallstedt straight away. The first shot is stopped, but Bérard remains resilient and he blocks the second attempt.

10:19 p.m. — Liam Ohgren puts his stick in Luke Hughes’ skates and is called for tripping. First power play for the United States.

10:18 p.m. — Sweden just had a wide-open net, but they couldn’t sink it. Mbereko stopped the initial shot, but the puck bounced off his glove. A Swedish forward had the puck on his stick in the crease behind Mbereko, but it rolled on the blade.

10:10 p.m. — First chance for Logan Cooley, who had the puck on his stick high up in the slot, but couldn’t get a clean shot. A pass had gone under the stick of a Swedish defender and straight to Cooley past Jesper Wallstedt.

Pregame

9 p.m. — A few changes for Nate Leaman’s crew. Charlie Stramel exits as Hunter McKown returns. Kaiden Mbereko is back in the crease after missing the game against Austria.

What channel is USA v Sweden airing 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 participate in the call for NHL Network. He will be joined by analyst Dave Starman and journalist Jon Rosen on the show.

How to live stream World Juniors hockey games

Fans in Canada can stream all World Juniors games on TSN.ca or the TSN app. US fans can stream the tournament on fuboTV (which comes with a free trial), NHL.tv or the NHL app.

USA v Sweden start time

  • Start time: 10 p.m. ET (8 p.m. MT)

The game between the United States and Sweden kicks off at 10 p.m. ET (8 p.m. local time) from Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alta., home of the NHL’s Oilers and WHL’s Oil Kings.

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It’s the last game of the preliminary round for the United States, which has won its first three games. This is the third contest for Sweden, who have won in their previous two matches.

USA vs Sweden Odds

  • UNITED STATES: -1.5 (+185)
  • Sweden: +1.5 (-263)

The puck line is 1.5 for Sunday’s game between the United States and Sweden, according to Sports Interaction. The United States failed to cover the puck line against Germany, but did cover it in wins over Switzerland and Austria.

2022 USA Junior World Championships Schedule

(all Eastern times)

Date Opponent Results TV info
August 9 Germany F, 5-1 10 p.m. (TSN, NHLN)
August 11 Swiss F, 7-1 10 p.m. (TSN, NHLN)
August 13 Austria F, 7-0 2 p.m. (TSN, NHLN)
August 14 Sweden 10 p.m. (TSN, NHLN)
August 17 Quarter-finals TBD (TSN, NHLN)
August 19 Semi-finals TBD (TSN, NHLN)
20 August bronze/gold TBD (TSN, NHLN)