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3-1 : Finland's third goal came in powerplay


Prohibits the head up to check on Lejonen match today? Do not despair, HBL 's hockey studio keeps you updated goal for goal.

Finland began intensively and dared to challenge Russia in the offensive zone . Just a few minutes into the game, Sami Vatanen, a shot off the post when Ilya Kovaltjuk sat deported.

But Russia took the lead when Mikael Granlund few minutes later, a second holding . Ija Kovaltjuk shot an insanely hard onetimerskott as Tuukka Rask could not take .

But Juha Matti Aaltonen equalized . After Petri Kontiola won the face-off in the offensive zone he rounded Nikita Nikitin as a slalom stick and lifted the puck past a DROWSE Sergei Varlamov .

- It was agreed that the wings are folded, I got space , please stop by the hill and then it was just to go full speed towards the finish and hope the puck goes in, says Aaltonen.

Finland went up in line before the period break, and it was none other than the ultimate point king in the Olympics : Teemu Selanne . Mikael Granlund skated past the Russian Slava VAYNOV back , picked up the puck and served for Selanne - who coolly put the puck past Varlamov .

- They become frustrated if we continue like this . Deportations , we must not take, but in five against five , we have chances, says Aaltonen.

Russia played more aggressive than earlier in the tournament and had many dangerous chances. Finland lost a few pucks in the middle, and had a dangerous position in short-handed , but Tuukka Rask saved the day .

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