Euro Hockey Tour Final: Game 2 - Finland vs. Sweden

Predatore
04-18-2004, 05:54 AM
Sweden won the first game. So if..

Finland wins after 3 periods = OVERTIME PERIOD
Finland wins after overtime = Finland Euro Hockey Tour Champions
Sweden wins after 3 periods = Sweden Euro Hockey Tour Champions
Sweden wins in OT = Sweden Euro Hockey Tour Champions
...it's a tie = Sweden Euro Hockey Tour Champions

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FINLAND
Goalies
Jussi Markkanen G 1975 Edmonton NHL
Fredrik Norrena G 1973 Linköping SEL
Mika Noronen G 1979 Buffalo NHL

Defensemen
Jere Karalahti D 1975 HIFK SM-Liiga
Jari Korhonen D 1975 JYP SM-Liiga
Jouni Loponen D 1971 HV 71 SEL
Tuukka Mäntylä D 1981 Luleå SEL (Los Angeles)
Antti-Jussi Niemi D Frölunda SEL
Petteri Nummelin D 1977 1972 Lugano NLA
Toni Porka D 1970 Lukko SM-Liiga
Toni Södertholm D 1978 HIFK SM-Liiga

Forwards
Toni Dahlman F 1979 F Ilves SM-Liiga
Niklas Hagman F 1979 Florida NHL
Jukka Hentunen F 1974 Fribourg NLA
Jarkko Immonen F 1982 JYP SM-Liiga (NY Rangers)
Olli Jokinen F 1978 Florida NHL
Tomi Kallio F 1977 Frölunda SEL
Kimmo Kuhta F 1975 HPK SM-Liiga
Antti Laaksonen F 1973 Minnesota NHL
Petri Pakaslahti F 1976 Jokerit SM-Liiga
Ville Peltonen F 1973 Lugano NLA
Lasse Pirjetä F 1974 Pittsburgh NHL
Esa Pirners F 1977 Los Angeles NHL
Timo Pärssinen F 1977 HIFK SM-Liiga
Kimmo Rintanen F 1973 Kloten NLA
Toni Virta F 1972 HPK SM-Liiga
Jari Viuhkola F 1980 Kärpät SM-Liiga (Chicago)



SWEDEN
Goalies
Daniel Henriksson G 1978 Luleå SEL
Stefan Liv G 1980 HV 71 SEL (Detroit)
Henrik Lundqvist G 1982 Frölunda SEL (NY Rangers)

Defensemen
Jonas Frögren D 1980 Färjestad SEL (Calgary)
Per Hållberg D 1978 Färjestad SEL
Niclas Hävelid D 1973 Anaheim NHL
Thomas Johansson D 1970 Linköping SEL
Thomas Rhodin D 1971 Fribourg NLA
Ronnie Sundin D 1970 Frölunda SEL
Daniel Tjärnqvist D 1976 Atlanta NHL
Dick Tärnström D 1975 Pittsburgh NHL

Forwards
Niklas Andersson F 1971 Frölunda SEL
Johan Davidsson F 1976 HV 71 SEL
Johan Franzén F 1979 Linköping SEL
Jonathan Hedström F 1977 Djurgården SEL
Jörgen Jönsson F 1972 Färjestad SEL
Magnus Kahnberg F 1980 Frölunda SEL (Carolina)
Magnus Nilsson F 1978 Timrå SEL
Niklas Nordgren F 1979 Timrå SEL (Carolina)
Samuel Påhlsson F 1977 Anaheim NHL
Mattias Remstam F 1975 HV 71 SEL
Jonas Rönnqvist F 1973 Luleå SEL
Andreas Salomonsson F 1973 MODO SEL
Fredrik Sjöström F 1983 Phoenix NHL

Pekka Lampinen
04-18-2004, 06:03 AM
Finland to go with

Noronen

Niemi-Nummelin
Mäntylä-Karalahti
Söderholm-Loponen
Saravo-Porkka

Peltonen-Jokinen-Kallio
Hagman-Pirjetä-Rintanen
Pärssinen-Pirnes-Hentunen
Laaksonen-Viuhkola-Virta

I'm surprised that Viuhkola is still in the lineup.

Padawan
04-18-2004, 06:47 AM
Sweden won the first game. So if..
Finland wins after 3 periods = OVERTIME PERIOD
Finland wins after overtime = Finland Euro Hockey Tour Champions
Sweden wins after 3 periods = Sweden Euro Hockey Tour Champions
Sweden wins in OT = Sweden Euro Hockey Tour Champions
...it's a tie = Sweden Euro Hockey Tour Champions


If Finland wins after 3 period there will be a 20 minute overtime. If the overtime doesn't decide the winner then there will be a shoot out.

MaV
04-18-2004, 07:50 AM
You could also put it this way: Sweden starts with one goal advantage, like the score was 0-1 when the game stars.

Predatore
04-18-2004, 10:35 AM
1-0 Finland after the first period. It's been a long time sine I saw the Swedish national team this pale.

Predatore
04-18-2004, 12:30 PM
Would have felt kind of wrong if Sweden won in OT because Finland was so much better during regular time.

Finland played a good game overall, Noronen was solid although he wasn't tested until the overtime period where Sweden all of a sudden decided to play some hockey.

For Sweden most players had below average performances. I think Niclas Hävelid was just brutal, Stefan Liv mediocre, and many of the forwards did not work hard enough.

Congratulations Finland :)

mikkoz
04-18-2004, 12:42 PM
Olli Jokinen scores!!!

Finland won the EHT

jee!

Well positive things were:
- Noronen was good
- forwards made 3 goals
- O Jokinen got 2 of them

Predatore
04-18-2004, 12:43 PM
well, I did not really see any big saves by Liv and no mistakes either, that's pretty average to me. At least compared to Lundqvist the other game who I definitely think looked better.

No clue about the goalie change, I'm very curious though :)

mikkoz
04-18-2004, 12:47 PM
Stefan Liv looked good... But what was it with Finland changing goalies? :dunno:

Something to do with gear of Noronen? something got broken?

Predatore
04-18-2004, 12:51 PM
ah.. I thought you meant the sudden goalie change for Sweden there first Zero :)

Finland changed goalie because they did not want to ruin Noronen's shutout. Obviously they hoped to put a puck in their own net at the end of the third period so they wouldn't start the overtime period shorthanded.

that's my guess at least :)

Jussi
04-18-2004, 01:48 PM
ah.. I thought you meant the sudden goalie change for Sweden there first Zero :)

Finland changed goalie because they did not want to ruin Noronen's shutout. Obviously they hoped to put a puck in their own net at the end of the third period so they wouldn't start the overtime period shorthanded.

that's my guess at least :)

That thought occurred to me as well. I would have pulled the goalie and allowed Sweden to score twice to end those powerplays. Not sure if Sweden would have scored though.

Raimo Sillanpää
04-19-2004, 01:14 AM
Very good game by Finland. Really enjoyed the way they went about it. Jokinen was really playing well.

Noronen's got to be the favourite for #1 now, two consecutive clean sheets (although 1 was against Denmark) versus Markkanen's nervous game on Friday.