Is Markkanen hurt? I noticed he only played the first period of the last game in the last series, and hasn't played any at all in the semifinal.
Yes he is, not sure what's bothering him but he's unable to play at the moment. Their coach has said that Markkanen has been in a some sort of (hernia?)-operation and they are waiting for his stitches to heal properly, but it might just as well be something else as it's play-off time.
Looks like Puurula did ok for himself today. Stealing a game with 41 shots against and Jokerit with only 22 shots for. Sweet.
Puurula was good with few game savers too and he surprised everybody and I hope he can continue that because Markkanen's season is over.
Edit. the defense has to play good in front of Puurula cause his style creates rebounds and they have helped Puurula great but still Puurula has been better than the so called best goalie in the league Brückler.