IIHF World Championship 2018
Finland score big victory against Canada
13 May 2018, 03:12
Finland beat Canada by five goals to one in an Ice Hockey World Championship match held at Jyske Bank Boxen in Denmark late Saturday night.
The Finns, who were defeated by Denmark unexpectedly after scoring three consecutive victories against South Korea, Latvia and Norway with big margins, regained their confidence after defeating a strong Canadian team with a big margin.
The Lions dominated the match from the very beginning and took about nine minutes to make the first score when Mikko Rantanen sent the puck into the Canadian net.
Jean-Gabriel Pageau of Canada, however, equalised the scores just after two minutes when he made the lone goal for Canada at 10:55 of the first period.
But Janne Pesonen took the lead for the Lions at 13:48 followed by another goal by Mikko Rantanen within a span of three minutes, widening the goal difference to 3-1 in the first period.
Both the teams created several goal opportunities in the second period but finally failed to make any goal.
Despite the Canadians trying hard to reverse the trend in the third period, Eeli Tolvanen and Teuvo Teravainen scored two more goals for Finland sealing the victory at 5-1.
“We have to be better at some things but this was a good win for us. It was a good comeback for us after the last game,” Kasperi Kapanen told IIHF.
Finland will face Germany on Sunday, while Canada will play with Latvia on Monday.