BostonBruins.com - Bruins prospects Charlie McAvoy and Ryan Lindgren will face off against fellow prospect Jeremy Lauzon, when the Unites States plays Canada in the gold-medal game of the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship on Thursday, Jan. 5.
The puck is set to drop at 8:00 p.m. at the Bell Centre in Montreal (NHL Network).
The three defensemen suited up for their respective home countries on Wednesday in the semifinal round.
McAvoy and Lindgren skated for Team USA en route to a 4-3 victory over Team Russia in an electric afternoon matinee.
After a 10-minute, four-on-four overtime was not enough to break a 3-3 tie, Team USA ultimately prevailed in a seven-round shootout, cementing their spot in Thursday night's gold-medal game.
McAvoy, the Bruins 14th overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, was depended on as a shutdown defenseman, logging a game-high 31:55 of ice time with a plus/minus rating of plus-2.
Lindgren, selected 49th overall in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, skated for 10:31 of ice time with an even plus/minus rating.
After Team USA's thrilling win, Lauzon and Team Canada laced up the skates for the nightcap, notching a 5-2 victory over Team Sweden.
Lauzon, the Bruins 52nd overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, logged a plus/minus rating of plus-1 in 9:27 of ice time.
Victories by Team USA and Team Canada have set the stage for another intense matchup between the World Junior rivals at the Bell Centre in Montreal.
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