With one match left in the preliminary round, Canada ranks No. 4 in Group A standings with 12 points and it has already secured a spot in the 2022 IIHF World Championship quarterfinals. France, meanwhile, is No. 6 in the group with just five points and mathematically cannot advance to the next round regardless of what happens in the final match of the preliminary round.
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Game Date: May 24, 2022
Game Time: 1 p.m. ET
TV: NHL Network
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Canada is coming off of back-to-back losses in the preliminary round, with the first being a 6-3 defeat at the hands of Group A-leader Switzerland on Friday.
The Canadians had the lead three times in the loss thanks to goals from Kent Johnson, Adam Lowry, and Drake Batherson but ultimately allowed four unanswered goals to the Swiss team, securing the No. 1 position in the group.
On Monday, Canada followed the loss up with another one when it was defeated 3-2 by Denmark at Helsinki Ice Hall. Maxime Comtois and Ryan Graves scored the Canadians' only goals in the loss.
Canada and France face off in Helsinki on Tuesday in the final match of Group A action.
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