By Michael Walters
Today Team Finland and Team Canada met in a battle of unbeaten teams in the IIHF World Championship tournament. Both teams were perfect winning their first six games.
There was no scoring in the first period, but in the second period Team Finland took control. Tommi Kivisto scored to get Finland an early 1-0 lead. Leo Komarov and Leo Komarov scored in the final four minutes of the period to give Finland a 3-0 lead. In the final period, Jarno Kokirnata scored to make it a 4-0 lead. Mikko Koskinen faced 19 shots to earn the shutout.
Finland handed Canada their first loss in 16 games, winning the top seed in Group B and will Face Denmark. Canada will play Sweden in the quarterfinals. The United States will face the Czech Republic.
We all knew Teemu Selanne would be happy about Finland’s win today.
Corey Perry Collides With Patrik Laine
During the game today Corey Perry collided with Laine as he headed back to the bench. Here is the video of the incident.
Perry was asked about the play and he had this say:
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