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Finnish forward Jesse Joensuu's winning goal with nine seconds left lifted Finland past the United States 3-2 Thursday for a place in the semifinals of the hockey world championships in Helsinki.
Joensuu opened the scoring at 13:27 in the second period, before Anaheim Ducks' Kyle Palmieri scored 20 seconds later. Bobby Ryan added a goal for the USA early in the third period.
Minnesota Wilds' Mikko Koivu tied it with 6:58 left in the third. Power forward Joensuu, once with the New York Islanders, pounced on a pass from Petri Kontiola and scored from close in.
Finland meets Russia on Saturday in the semifinal.
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Finland's Jesse Joensuu scored his second of the game with 8.8 seconds left in regulation to give them the 3-2 lead and send Team USA home empty handed. In a very close game with many chances for both teams, there were only two penalties called, both against the United States. Neither resulted in a goal, but momentum was certainly a factor throughout the game.
Yesterday the Islanders announced the official details for this years draft party, Here they are via the Isles press release:
The New York Islanders announced today that passes for the 2012 Draft Party are now available to the general public by clicking the ticketmaster link above or by visiting the Nassau Coliseum Box. The Draft Party is scheduled for Friday, June 22 at Nassau...
On Tuesday the Islanders announced the details for their annual draft party at the Nassau Coliseum, but with the Rangers and Devils in the midst of an Eastern Conference Finals series some Islander fans weren’t too happy to be thinking about the draft as their division rivals battled for a chance to compete for the cup.
The Team did respond and I thought it was worth posting:...
John Tavares (and Team Canada) may be eliminated from the IIHF World Championships; he is still very much alive in the EA Sports NHL 13 Cover Vote.
Voting begins today, as the Islander all-star goes head to head with Detroit Red wings forward Pavel Datsyuk. Tavares knocked out Jordan Eberle in the first round of the cover vote.
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Jesse Joensuu scored with 9 seconds left to give Finland a 3-2 victory over the United States on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the world hockey championships, and Michal Handzus scored the winning goal late in the third period in Slovakia's 4-3 victory over Canada.
In the semifinals Saturday, Finland will face Russia, and Slovakia will play the Czech Republic. In Stockholm...
HELSINKI (AP) -- Finnish forward Jesse Joensuu's winning goal with nine seconds left lifted Finland past the United States 3-2 Thursday for a place in the semifinals of the hockey world championships in Helsinki.
Joensuu opened the scoring at 13:27 in the second period, before Anaheim Ducks' Kyle Palmieri scored 20 seconds later. Bobby Ryan added a goal for the USA early...