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Saturday’s Open Thread: World Juniors, Day 2

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Gather round, you’ve done the mandatory family zoom gatherings, and we here in Nashville deserve a nice hockey diversion

Russia v United States: Preliminary Round Group B - 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship
When you hear Juvenile say “for the 99 and 2000” in the club
Photo by Codie McLachlan/Getty Images

Almost nothing happened in the NHL yesterday, so let’s check out yesterday’s World Juniors openers and open up discussion below!


Slovakia defeats Switzerland 1 - 0 in WJC Opener

The goaltending battle was supposed be the third game, but Slovia’s goaltender Simon Latkoczy shut out the Swiss to get the win.

Czech Republic forward Adam Raska suspended for one game

The IIHF disciplinary panel issued a one-game suspension for Raska, who was called for boarding in a pre-tournament exhibition game

Finland outlasts injury-depleted Germany 5-3

Predators prospect Juuso Parssinen had a very solid game while Finland shot the lights out to get the win.

Russia survives Team USA comeback after Knight chased

Billed as a matchup of the best two goaltenders in the tournament, Spencer Knight was replaced in net in the second period after giving up four goals in twelve shots. Meanwhile, Nashville prospects were all over the ice for Team Russia.