Saturday, April 16, 2011
Canada 5 Finland 4
Eric Locke score the only goal of the first period on the powerplay with the assist going to Ryan Murphy. Finland would out shoot Canada 9-8 in the period while going 0/1 on the powerplay. Canada was 1/1.
In the second period, Joel Armia tied the game at 1-1 when he scored on the powerplay at 3:24. Miro Aaltonen and Toni Kallela would assist. Armia and Kallela would then team up to set up Olli Maata at 11:56 to put Finland up 2-1. Murphy would tie it with an assist by Colin Smith at 17:46 to close out the second period. Finland would outshoot Canada again, this time 16:11. Both teams went 0/3 on the powerplay.
Armia would score an unassisted powerplay goal just 1:06 into the third period to make it 3-2. Canada would respond by scoring twice in 40 seconds to take the lead.
Mark Scheifele scored from Cody Ceci at the 10:05 mark. That was immediately followed up by a Nick Cousins goal with the assist going to Ryan Murray. Colin Smith would get an unassisted marker at 14:44 to put Canada up 5-3. Maata would score with 1:55 remaining to make it close. Armia and Markus Granlund would get the assists.
Canada will face Norway on Monday at 1:30 EDT followed by the preliminary finale Tuesday vs Sweden which will be televised on TSN.