Mon. Jun 5th, 2023

The U.S. men’s hockey group beat Czechia three- to attain the semifinals at the planet championship, winning its eighth consecutive game to begin the tournament.

The Americans got objectives from Calgary Flames forward Matt Coronato, Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Nick Perbix and increasing Boston College sophomore Cutter Gauthier. The Pittsburgh Penguins’ Casey DeSmith saved all 15 shots at worlds co-hosted by Finland and Latvia.

The U.S. plays Germany in Saturday’s semifinals, seeking to clinch its initially gold or silver medal at worlds considering that 1950 (silver). Its only gold at a standalone worlds came in 1933.

The U.S. lost all 11 of its semifinals at worlds considering that the IIHF reinstituted a bracketed playoff round in 1992, like final year.

This year’s U.S. group, which contains 3 2022 Olympians, has zero players with NHL All-Star expertise for the initially time at worlds considering that 2010. In most years, there have been a single or two players with All-Star expertise whilst most pick out rest just after a seven-month NHL campaign or are nonetheless playing in the NHL playoffs.

However the U.S. has won all eight games below San Jose Sharks head coach David Quinn, who also coached the group at the 2022 Olympics (quarterfinals) and 2022 Worlds (fourth location). Just before this year, the U.S. had under no circumstances won far more than six consecutive games to begin a worlds.

NHL players didn’t participate at the final two Olympics but continue to be eligible for worlds and could return for the 2026 Milano-Cortina Winter Games.

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