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05-18-2012, 07:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Mara View Post
Puck possession was 54-46 for Finland. Also, US had to start their attack from their own zone more often than Finland, though the difference was small, which means that overall Finland had a better forecheck. I agree that Jalonen outcoached his US colleague, he completely read the aggressive forecheck of the US forwards and adjusted the team. The game was completely different from the 5-0 game.
Some Finns noted that Kazahkstan used the same type/formation forecheck that the US used, so Finland got extra training on Monday how to play against it (and had some issues with it then). The coaching staff was able to react to it accordingly for the quarterfinal.

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