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WJC: USA Plays Czech Republic Today at 3:30 p.m. on NHL Network

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins
Team USA will face the Czech Republic today at 3:30 p.m. for its third game of the 2012 World Junior Championship, which will be broadcast live on the NHL Network.


In addition to featuring Pittsburgh Penguins 2011 draft pick Josh Archibald, Team USA has a heavy Pittsburgh influence as four players from the Pittsburgh Hornets program -- J.T. Miller, Stephen Johns, Brandon Saad and John Gibson -- all are part of the roster. Another Pittsburgh Penguins 2011 draft pick, Dominik Uher will suit up for the Czech Republic.

The Group B final standings are still up for grabs. Should Team USA fall to the Czech Republic in regulation, and should Finland defeat Denmark in regulation tonight, the U.S. would be destined for the relegation round regardless of the outcome of its final game against Canada. However, should the U.S. win this afternoon, it would still be in position to capture first place in Group B outright if the Czech Republic avoided a regulation loss to Finland and if Team USA topped Canada Saturday.
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