The U.S. National Junior Team continues 2015 World Junior Championship pool play against Germany on this Sunday evening at 8 p.m. from Bell Centre in Montreal. The game can be seen live throughout the United States on NHL Network and also streamed at NHL.com.
Boston College sophomore Thatcher Demko made 29 saves in Friday's 2-1 shootout win over defending tournament champion Finland, but is scratched for the team's second contest. New York Rangers prospect Brandon Halverson will get the start between the pipes, despite allowing three goals on nine shots in a period of work in last Tuesday's pre-tournament game against Sweden.
After Chase De Leo got a look on the top line against Finland, Sonny Milano will return to the No. 1 left wing slot with Jack Eichel and Alex Tuch tonight. The reunited trio combined for 23 points en route to the U.S. earning gold at last year's World Under-18 Championships and 237 points in the National Team Development Program, as noted by CBS' Chris Peters.
Miami's Anthony Louis will skate at left wing on the fourth line after having an excellent game against the Finns. He switches places with Miles Wood who will serve as the 13th forward after appearing to drop into that position later in the team's opening game.
Here is tonight's full U.S. lineup:
Sonny Milano - Jack Eichel - Alex Tuch
Chase De Leo - Auston Matthews - Nick Schmaltz
Tyler Motte - Dylan Larkin - Hudson Fasching
Anthony Louis - J.T. Compher - John Hayden
Will Butcher - Brandon Carlo
Noah Hanifin - Ian McCoshen
Zach Werenski - Anthony DeAngelo