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U.S. keeps same lineup for gold-medal game

Saturday, 01.05.2013 / 4:17 AM

By Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor / 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship blog

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2013 IIHF World Junior Championship blog
U.S. keeps same lineup for gold-medal game

To no surprise, the United States will stick with the same lineup it had in Thursday's semifinal win against Canada for Saturday's gold-medal game against Sweden (8 a.m. ET, NHLN-US, TSN).

The top trio of J.T. Miller between John Gaudreau and Jimmy Vesey has combined for nine goals and 21 points in its last three games.

For its fourth-ever appearance in a World Junior Championship gold-medal game, here is the lineup the United States will go with:

John Gaudreau - J.T. Miller - Jimmy Vesey

Alex Galchenyuk - Sean Kuraly - Riley Barber

Blake Pietila - Cole Bardreau - Ryan Hartman

Rocco Grimaldi - Vincent Trocheck - Tyler Biggs

Mario Lucia

Jake McCabe - Seth Jones

Patrick Sieloff - Jacob Trouba

Mike Reilly - Connor Murphy

Shayne Gostisbehere

John Gibson will start in goal, with Jon Gillies the backup.

Contact Adam Kimelman at akimelman@nhl.com. Follow him on Twitter: @NHLAdamK

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