Team USA, featuring Brady Skjei, Chris Kreider and Adam Fox, lost 4-1 to Slovakia in the opener of the World Championships.
- Kreider played 14:52, had one shot and was a minus one
- Fox played 18:06, had one shot and was a minus one
- Skjei played 18:19, had two shots and was called for high sticking in the second period.
Kreider skated on the left of Jack Eichel and Clayton Keller, Skjei was paired with Noah Hanifin and Fox was paired with Quinn Hughes.
Potential first overall pick Jack Hughes, who the Rangers would almost surely select if the Devils choose Kaapo Kakko, skated between James vanRiemsdyk and Patrick Kane.
Filip Chytil and the Czech Republic defeated Henrik Lundqvist and Sweden in their World Championship opener.
- Chytil played 14:53, had one shot and was called for high sticking
He skated with Dmitrij Jaskin and Ondrej Palat
Lundqvist stopped 27 of 32 shots in the loss.