Getty Austin Watson is trying to help Team USA win gold at the World Championships.
On Friday, May 13, an American team of NHL players will face Latvia in the Men’s World Hockey Championship.
In the US, the game will be broadcast (9:20AM EST) on the NHL Network. But if you don’t have cable, here are a few different ways to watch a live stream between USA and Latvia (and every other USA Hockey World Championship match) online:
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You can watch NHL live broadcasts and more than 100 other live TV channels on FuboTV. You’ll need the main channel package and the “Sports Plus” add-on, both included in the seven-day free trial:
FuboTV Free Trial
Once you sign up for FuboTV, you can watch USA vs Latvia live on the FuboTV app, available on Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Series X/S, Samsung TV, LG TV or any device It has an Android TV (eg Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the FuboTV website.
If you can’t watch live broadcasts, FuboTV also includes 250 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour search function, allowing you to watch most on-demand games within three days of finishing, even if you haven’t recorded them.
DirecTV Stream has four different channel packages: “Entertainment”, “Choice”, “Ultimate” and “Premier”. The NHL network is included in the “Ultimate” and “Premier”, but you can choose any package and add-ons you want with the free five-day trial:
DirectTV Stream Free Trial
Once you subscribe to DirecTV Stream, you can watch USA vs Latvia directly on the DirecTV Stream app available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Samsung TV or any Android TV device (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the DirecTV Stream website.
If you can’t watch live, DirecTV Stream also includes 20 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the option to upgrade to 500 hours).
You can watch live NHL network and more than 45 other live TV channels with the Sling Orange + Sports Extra package or the Sling Blue + Sports Extra package. This option doesn’t include a free trial, but it’s the cheapest long-term streaming service with the NHL network, and you can get $10 off the first month:
Get Sling TV
Once you sign up for Sling TV, you can watch USA vs Latvia live on the Sling TV app, available on Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Series X/S, Samsung TV or LG TV, Any device with an Android TV (eg Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), airTV Mini, Oculus, Portal, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Sling TV website.
You can also watch the live broadcast via the ESPN.com or the ESPN app. You’ll need to sign in to your cable provider to watch this way, but if you don’t have one, you can use your Sling credentials to sign in and watch.
USA vs Latvia preview
Team USA displays several gold-seeking NHL players at the International Hockey Federation’s Men’s World Championships in Finland.
The United States, which opens Friday with Latvia, aims to end an 89-year drought for the gold medal at the world championships. Team USA won it in 1933, but has only won a silver or bronze medal since then. The United States won 8-2 at the tournament last year and took the bronze.
United States forward Austin Watson, who plays for the Ottawa Senators, is hoping to help end this drought.
“There is no greater honor than representing your country at any tournament. It has been a while for me,” Watson said via Bob Reinert of the Red Line introductory. “There is a lot of pride in that. There is a lot of excitement in that.”
Among the NHL players on the US roster as well as Watson are Alex Galchenyuk of the Arizona Coyotes, Seth Jones of the Chicago Blackhawks, Kieffer Bellows of the New York Islanders and Nate Schmidt of the Winnipeg Jets. Jones, Watson and Schmidt serve as captain for Team USA.
“We are very fortunate, our US head coach David Quinn via Reinert on our experienced NHL captains, ‘three men who are very well respected throughout…the NHL, guys who really embraced the leadership role prior to being appointed as captain.’” We really feel that our management team is in good hands.”
Latvia is also an NHL talent. This includes Columbus Blue Jackets goalkeeper Elvis Merslikins and San Jose Sharks forward Rudolphs with the Cherries.
“You want to start on the right foot,” Bellows said via Reinert. “You want to strengthen yourself in playing the right way no matter which player you play, so it’s a good game for us to play there and show how we’re going to play the whole tournament.”
Team USA will play in Group B in the preliminary round. The list of opponents includes Latvia, Austria, Finland, Great Britain, Norway, Sweden and the Czech Republic.
Team USA Time
May 13: USA v Latvia 9:20 AM ET
May 15: USA v Austria, 9:20 a.m. ET
May 16: USA v Finland, 1:20 p.m. ET
May 19: USA v Great Britain, 9.20 am
May 21: USA v Sweden, 5:20 a.m. ET
May 23: USA v Czech Republic, 9:20 a.m. ET
May 24: USA v Norway, 9:20 a.m.
May 26: Quarter-finals
May 28: Semi-finals
May 29: Gold Medal and Bronze Medal Games
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