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2018 World Hockey Championships: Canada vs Finland

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Another big test and a chance to pull into 1st overall in Group B

Korea v Canada - 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images

CANADA vs FINLAND

Jyske Bank Boxen- Herning, Denmark

TV and Radio: TSN

In their last game against Norway, Curtis McElhinney and Darcy Kuemper shut the door on the Norwegians, but the real story of the game about roommates Connor McDavid and Bo Horvat. McD had the hat trick, and our boy Bo had 2 including a sweet shortie for the 5-0 win.

Today they take on an extremely tough Finnish team likely looking to show a bit better than their shocking loss to the host Danes earlier in the tournament. The Finns sit 3rd in Group B and have scored 25 goals in 4 games, just 1 less than Canada, so the focus will be on Canada’s defensive play once again, and providing support for whoever gets the call (likely McElhinney, who has been superb in the tournament).

With the US needing OT twice so far, they’re currently tied for 1st, but a Canadian regulation win will push them ahead with just 2 games remaining in the round robin. The States have Norway and the Finns after this while Canada has Latvia and Germany.