Tuesday night's battle for the gold medal at the 2010 World Junior Championship can be seen on the NHL Network in the United States and on TSN in Canada.
The puck drops at 8 p.m. ET.
The World Juniors is a launching pad for future NHL stars, and the 2010 event is no different.
Canada is going for unprecedented sixth straight gold medal. Leading the way are St. Louis Blues
top prospect Alex Pietrangelo
, Toronto Maple Leafs
2009 first-round pick Nazem Kadri
, and the Edmonton Oilers
' Jordan Eberle
, a hero from last year's event. Also making an impact is top 2010 Entry Draft prospect Taylor Hall of the OHL's Windsor Spitfires.
The U.S. team, which fell to Canada in a shootout in round-robin play, boasts an up-tempo group.
One of the country's key players is Cam Fowler
, the OHL's top-scoring defenseman and a top prospect for the 2010 Draft.
Up front, the U.S. will rely on Montreal Canadiens
prospect Danny Kristo
, and Jordan Schroeder
, a 2009 Vancouver Canucks
first-round pick who led the U.S. team last year with 11 points in six games.
NHL Network U.S. programming note:
Special encore presentations of the 2010 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic are scheduled for Saturday, January 9 starting at noon ET, with the NBC telecast followed by the CBC telecast at 2:30 p.m. ET.