Fresh off a 6-0 pasting of Germany in which the U.S. out shot the Germans 53-13, the Americans are back at it in preliminary round play at the 2015 World Junior Championship with a 4 p.m. ET game Monday afternoon against Slovakia.
Thatcher Demko will be back between the pipes for USA Hockey after getting the night off Sunday. Brandon Halverson was rarely tested, but recorded the shutout for the red, white and blue. Michigan freshman Dylan Larkin had two goals and an assist and was named the Player of the Game for the U.S. squad. Boston University freshman Jack Eichel scored an amazing wraparound goal in the third period for his first tally of the tournament.
Line Combinations for Monday's World Junior Championship preliminary round game against Slovakia:
Tyler Motte - Jack Eichel - Alex Tuch
Miles Wood - Auston Matthews - Nick Schmaltz
Sonny Milano - Dylan Larkin - Hudson Fasching
Anthony Louis - J.T. Compher - John Hayden
Chase De Leo
Will Butcher - Brandon Carlo
Noah Hanifin - Ian McCoshen
Zach Werenski - Anthony DeAngelo
Thatcher Demko - Brandon Halverson
Scratched: Alex Nedeljkovic
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