The good news for USA Hockey (2-2-0-1) is that its defense has been solid through the first five games of the 2022 IIHF World Championships. But its offense has sputtered at times and the team is in a fight to finish in the top four in Group B play to advance to the medal round. On Monday, the Americans take on the Czech Republic (3-0-1-1).
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Game Date: May 23, 2022
Game Time: 9 a.m. ET
TV: NHL Network
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USA Hockey has 10 points in the standings, which differs from the NHL. At the world championships, teams are awarded three points for a regulation win and one point for a game that is tied at the end of regulation. If a team wins in overtime or in a shootout, it receives a bonus point.
Bruins goalie Jeremy Swayman has a .948 save percentage and 0.96 goals-against average while Strauss Mann, who plays professionally in Sweden, is at .894 and 2.29 respectively. Adam Gaudette (Senators) and Kieffer Bellows (Islanders) have scored three goals apiece, and USA Hockey has outscored its five opponents 14-9 thus far.
USA Hockey knocked off Sweden 3-2 in overtime on Saturday while the Czechs picked up a 4-1 win over Norway. Gaudette scored the game-winner, his second goal of the game, at 4:48 of overtime to avert penalty shots.
Roman Červenka has 11 points (three goals and eight assists) in the tournament for the Czech Republic. He plays in Switzerland. Coyotes goalie Karel Vejmelka has two of the three wins in net for the Czechs.
Host Finland (5-0-1-0) leads Group B with 16 points in six games while Sweden (4-1-1-0) is next with 15. Switzerland is 6-0-0-0 to lead Group A and has already clinched a spot in the medal round.
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