Quarterfinals begin Thursday at worlds
Tune in to NBCSN for coverage of Czech Rep. vs. U.S. at 9:30 a.m. ET
The IIHF World Championship continues Thursday in Minsk with four quarterfinal matchups.
The Czechs finished third in Group A after rallying to beat France, 5-4, in overtime on Tuesday. Team USA was second in Group B.
Peter DeBoer and Team Canada face Finland at 1 p.m. ET after taking the top spot in Group A. Albany (AHL) defenseman Raman Hrabarenka and host Belarus came in third in Group B, earning a first-round matchup with defending champion Sweden.
Quarterfinals - Thursday, May 22 (all times Eastern)
Czech Republic 4, United States 3 (Jagr: 1a)
Russia 3, France 0
Finland 3, Canada 2
Sweden 3, Belarus 2