Team Finland has had a heck of a tournament so far. Headed into Friday’s game against Canada they were undefeated and the possibility of a repeat of last year’s gold didn’t seem too far fetched. Those darn Canadians rallied to defeat them 5-3 and take over the top spot on the standings board.
Unfortunautely, Canada rallied back on goals from John Tavares and Jeff Skinner to tie it. The third period saw a goal by Evander Kane . Kari Lehtonen was pulled in the final minute of regulation and Jordan Eberle scored an empty netter to seal the victory.
“The first period was great, even the second, but when they got the lead in the third, we just couldn’t get back,” said Valtteri Filppula. “We couldn’t play full 60 minutes the way we wanted, but I don’t want to take anything away from Canada.” (Quote Source: IIHF Website)
Tomorrow Finland will meet the United States, another team having a strong tournament with only one loss on their record.