2018 WJC • Game 27 • SF1: SWE-USA • Jan. 4, 4PM ET

Gameday info and discussion on the semifinal match between Sweden and the United States
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  1. Woodhouse

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    Semifinal #1: [​IMG] Sweden vs. [​IMG] United States
    Jan. 4 • 16:00 ET • 22:00 CET
    Key Bank Center — Buffalo, NY
    TV: NHLN, RDS, SVT, TSN, TV4,
    YLE Areena, YLE TV2


    [​IMG] Sweden
    (Confirmed lineup per IIHF.)

    19 Alexander Nylander - 24 Lias Andersson - 14 Elias Pettersson
    17 Fredrik Karlstrom - 16 Linus Lindstrom - 28 Fabian Zetterlund
    29 Oskar Steen - 20 Isac Lundestrom - 8 Tim Soderlund
    22 Axel Jonsson Fjallby - 10 Marcus Davidsson - 12 Glenn Gustafsson
    21 Jesper Boqvist

    27 Jacob Moverare - 7 Timothy Liljegren
    26 Erik Brannstrom - 8 Rasmus Dahlin
    23 Jesper Sellgren - 5 Gustav Lindstrom
    6 Linus Hogberg

    30 Filip Gustavsson
    1 Filip Larsson
    35 Olle Eriksson Ek


    [​IMG] United States
    (Confirmed lineup per IIHF.)

    23 Kieffer Bellows - 4 Ryan Poehling - 17 Kailer Yamamoto
    7 Brady Tkachuk - 11 Casey Mittelstadt - 13 Joey Anderson
    49 Max Jones - 9 Josh Norris - 21 Patrick Harper
    34 Trent Frederic - 22 Logan Brown - 27 Riley Tufte
    10 William Lockwood

    12 Dylan Samberg - 8 Adam Fox
    5 Ryan Lindgren - 15 Scott Perunovich
    24 Mikey Anderson - 20 Andrew Peeke
    6 Quinn Hughes

    31 Joseph Woll
    30 Jake Oettinger
    1 Jeremy Swayman
     
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  2. Woodhouse

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    Wednesday updates on Logan Brown's status:

     
  3. martinez

    martinez Yeah. We suck...

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    I honestly don't have a clue who's going to win this
     
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    OEL for Norris "Derpman-Larsson"

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    5-4 in OT for a team.
     
  5. helax

    helax General Hockey Fan

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    The tournament finally begins! I bet 2-4 USA
     
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    This is my best guess as well.
     
  7. VictorLustig

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    So USA will continue to bench Hughes, that's good for Sweden.
     
  8. Statsy

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    Not necessarily. He's an equal opportunity defenseman..... he creates chances at both ends!
     
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    If both teams were 100% healthy, I'd pick Sweden in a close one.

    Since they're not, it's basically a coin toss, and largely depends on the health of Lias Andersson for me (Sweden's only capable centre).
     
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    I see us winning this. Similar gameplay to Slovakia-Sweden. Brutalize the boards, vicious forechecks, make them go up the middle of the ice. That opens things up for poke checks, turnovers, odd man situations. We have plenty more athletes who can take the puck into the offensive zone than Slovakia did. Bottomline, teams with a 2 cm advantage are 4-1 in the tournament, the only exception being Slovakia sans-Ruzicka, the 3-2 match many didn't think was going to be close. Think we win by 2, maybe 3.
     
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    Pettersson and Cutelander should be separated.
     
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    We have a good team but it's not good enough to beat the US if we are missing Lias Andersson. Hopeful that he playes and that his limited ice time against Slovakia was planned from the start.
     
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    As per always.. USA is hard for Sweden to beat. On top of that, underperformance in the last few games by several swedish key players doesnt make this an easy task.

    Need better performance from the top 2 lines, fewer mistakes by the D and a stellar performance by Gustavsson to get past the US here. Not impossible, but it's gonna be hard.
     
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    Yeah, USA are the clear favorites here.
     
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    Unfortunately I think Sweden takes this.
    We’ll let up 2 soft goals in a 4-3 Tre Kroner victory.
     
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    USA will win 5-2. Sweden haven't played well at all this tournament.
     
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    Honestly I don't really think anyone has played well. Slovakia and Czech Republic did better than they usually do but all of the big teams have looked beatable.
     
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    Im forwarding this to the swedish coach. Consider ur plan broken
     
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    I could easily see the US win by something like 6-2, but I've been wrong before. Hopefully this time as well.
     
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    Its hard to see how the US wins this without massive help from the refs. The good news for them is they have got that help all tournament long.

    I think the US terrible defense negates the refs and Sweden wins 5-3.
     
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    not sure if im allowed to post here,
    friend in buffalo has 2 tickets section 320 row 2 selling for $120 pair IN BUFFALO, if this is the wrong section do apologize
     
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    SanDogBrewin Righteous bucks!

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    Agree. No team has looked unbeatable.
     
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    Chippah Peesa Gahbige

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    Any confirmation on woll starting today?
     
  25. AmericanDream

    AmericanDream Adopted Canadian

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    I would be floored if Woll wasn't in the net today...
     

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