It’s the final day of round-robin action at the 2017 IIHF World Hockey Championship.
Team USA can still finish atop Group A, but they’ll need to beat Russia at LANXESS Arena in Cologne, Germany for that to happen. You can watch the game online starting at 10:15 a.m. ET via the NBC Sports app.
Team USA is coming off a 6-1 win over Slovakia on Sunday. Since losing to Germany in their first game, Team USA has rattled off five consecutive victories. A win in today’s game would allow them to tie the U.S. record for most consecutive wins in a championship.
Here’s what today’s result means for them (via USA Hockey):
- If the U.S. defeats Russia in regulation, it will be the top seed in Group A and play a quarterfinal game against the fourth-place team from Group B in Cologne on Thursday.
- If the U.S.-Russia game goes to overtime or a shootout, and regardless of who wins, the U.S. will finish second in Group B and play its quarterfinal game against the third-place finisher in Group B in Cologne if Germany is not in quarterfinals or in Paris if Germany is in the quarterfinals. The winner of the Germany-Latvia game tonight (8:15 p.m. local faceoff/2:15 p.m. ET) will finish fourth in Group A and earn a spot in the quarterfinals.
- If the U.S. loses to Russia in regulation, the U.S. will finish third in Group A and face the second-place team from Group B in a quarterfinal game Thursday in Paris.
Here are the updated standings for both groups: