J.T. Miller and Team USA showed they belonged in the semi-finals of the 2013 World Junior Championship this morning, dominating Canada in a 5-1 victory. Team USA lost to both Canada and Russia by identical 2-1 scores in pool play, and needed wins over Germany and Slovakia just to make the single elimination tournament. Since then, Team USA has outscored opponents 12-1 en route to the finals.
Miller, who played his best game of the tournament this morning (something we say after every game), finished with two assists, a +3 rating, two shots on goal, and nine face off wins (out of 12 total). Miller assisted on the final two USA goals, and was on the ice for the final three goals.
Team USA will face the defending champion Swedes Saturday morning at 8am EST. The game will be on TSN, NHLN, and NHL.com