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Predators sign goalie Juuse Saros of Finland to 3-year deal

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Nashville Predators have signed goaltender Juuse Saros to a three-year, entry-level contract with the Finland native expected to play in North America next season. The Predators announced the deal Tuesday. Saros, 20, was the 99th selection in the 2013 draft by Nashville. He ranked in the top five of HPK's 60 Finnish Elite League this season with six shutouts...
Via AP on Fox
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Finland Tackles Belarus 3-2 in the Shootout to Set Up Exciting Final Day

A back and forth third period would eventually lead Finland to a 3-2 shootout victory over Belarus, preventing their opponents from grabbing an automatic spot in the quarter-finals. Heading into the game, one of the biggest stories of the tournament had to be Finland’s incredible shutout streak. After falling 5-1 to the Americans in the first game of the tournament, Pekka Rinne...
Via The Hockey House
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Juuse Saros Continues Finnish Shutout Streak, Take Down Slovakia 3-0

Finland’s incredible shutout streak continued today, as a 22 save shutout by tournament rookie Juuse Saros helped lead Finland to a 3-0 victory. As expected, the Finns began to pester the Slovaks early. With the chance that potentially just one of these two would end up making the quarter-finals, Finland worked hard early on to secure the first goal. Jan Laco seems to enjoy having...
Via The Hockey House
May 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Finland Fires Lots but Scores None, Tied 0-0

Group B rivals Finland and Slovakia took to the ice this afternoon in Ostrava, playing to a scoreless first period. As expected, the Finns began to pester the Slovaks early. With the chance that potentially just one of these two would end up making the quarter-finals, Finland worked hard early on to secure the first goal. Jan Laco seems to enjoy having more action, as his play in...
Via The Hockey House
May 09, 2015  |  Discuss

World Championship Preview: Finland Missing NHL Stars, but Will it Matter?

Bruce Bennett/Getty ImagesGoalies: Good news: Finland will have the tournament’s best goaltender in Pekka Rinne. The Nashville Predators star had quite the season, going 41-17-6 in 64 appearances with the Preds this year, earning him a nomination for the Vezina Trophy. Last year, following an awful NHL campaign that saw him miss 51 games due to an injury, Rinne rebounded to help...
Via The Hockey House
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Early Goal by Reinhart Gives Canada 1-0 Lead After 20 Minutes

There were some questions about Finland’s goaltending heading into the game. After Ville Husso, last year’s Finnish backup, had a good showing against the Americans, Juuse Saros, last year’s starter, struggled in Finland loss to the weaker Slovakians. The team decided to go with Saros again on Monday, and after a few quick good saves early, it looked like they may have made...
Via The Hockey House
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Eichel, de Leo Score in Shootout to Lift USA past Finland

It took more than regulation and overtime to find a winner in the Group A opening match in Montreal Friday. USA captain Jack Eichel and Chase de Leo scored in the shootout to push the Americans past Finland 2-1. Arturri Lehkonen was the lone shootout scorer for Finland. The goaltenders highlighted the night stopping a combined 64 of 66 shots. USA’s Thatcher Demko, the winning...
Via The Hockey House
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 Goalies to Watch at 2015 World Juniors

The 2015 World Juniors begin today and like usual, goaltending is always an interesting topic for discussion. Every year, goaltending always seems to play a huge part in the championships teams title run, whether it be Jack Campbell for the Americans in 2011, Carey Price for Canada in 2007 or Manny Legacé for the Canadians in 1993.  It’s been the cause for some upsets, such...
Via The Hockey House
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Finland WJC Preview: Returning Goalies Key To Repeating Gold

TT News Agency / Ludvig ThunmanGoaltending: Finland returns to the World Junior’s with arguably the best goaltending duo in the tournament. In fact, both Juuse Saros and Ville Husso are returning to help defend their 2014 gold, with Saros expected to take the starting role once again. Saros, a prospect of the Nashville Predators, had a 1.57 goals against and .943 save percentage...
Via The Hockey House
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

IIHF World Junior Championships: Players to Watch

The IIHF U20 World Hockey Championships are a Christmas tradition amongst hockey fans, where the best young players, and future NHLers in the world get together to represent their country. This tournament looks to be one of the best in recent history as it returns to Canada, with Montreal and Toronto splitting the hosting duties. The action gets underway on December 26th as last...
Via The Garbage Time
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

2015 Team Finland Preliminary World Junior Roster

Team Finland has announced their preliminary roster for the 2015 World Juniors in Montreal and Toronto, Canada. Among the players looking to defend Finland’s 2014 are returning players Juuse Saros and Artturi Lehkonen, as well as Pittbusrgh Penguins prospect Kasperi Kapanen. NamePositionTeam Ville HussoGoalieHIFK Juuse SarosGoalieHPK Erik AutioDefensemanPenn State University...
Via The Hockey House
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Rinne, Salomaki win silver, Jarnkrok bronze at 2014 Worlds

The Nashville Predators were well represented at the 2014 IIHF World Championships this year. Of the 10 Preds who participated, half medaled and three others led their clubs in scoring. Goaltender Pekka Rinne and prospects Miikka Salomaki and Juuse Saros won silver due to their 5-2 loss to Russia Sunday afternoon. Calle Jarnkrok and Mattias Ekholm each won bronze as part of Team...
Via Section 303
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Team Finland World Championship Roster by   Steven Ellis

Coming off of three Euro Hockey Tour titles, a World Junior gold and an Olympic bronze in just half a year, there is a lot to be excited about heading into Belarus in May. For starters, Finland may have one of the best goaltending trios around with NHL star Pekka Rinne, World Junior savior Juuse Saros and former New York Islanders [...]
Via The Hockey House
May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Finland beats Sweden in OT to win World Juniors title

Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen scored at 9:42 of overtime to give Finland its third world junior hockey title, 3-2 over Sweden on Sunday. Ristolainen picked up the puck along the right boards, beat defenseman Robert Hagg as he cut in front of the goal and slid a backhander under goalie Oscar Dansk's right leg pad. Ristolainen has one goal in 19 games this season for...
Via AP on Fox
January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Finland Shocks Everyone To Win WJC Gold by   Bradshaw Furlong

Coming in as the heavy, heavy favorite, Sweden couldn’t stay perfect as they lost their only game of the tournament at the worst time: the gold medal game. While they did outplay Finland for a lot of the game, Juuse Saros was stellar in goal stopping 35 of 37 and Rasmus Ristolainen scored the “golden goal” in overtime to give [...]
Via The Hockey House
January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Saros leads Fins to gold, Forsberg named tournament MVP

He posted tournament-best numbers and just led his team to the gold. Juuse Saros, a fourth round pick of the Nashville Predators in this past June’s draft, led Finland past host country Sweden for their third World Juniors gold medal and first medal of any color since 2006. The 18-year old was also named to the tournament’s first All-Star Team despite not winning Best Goaltender...
Via Section 303
January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Finland, Sweden advance to final of world junior tourney

Juuse Saros helped Finland beat Canada in the world junior hockey semifinals, making 23 saves in a 5-1 victory Saturday. Finland will play Sweden in the final Sunday. Sweden beat Russia 2-1 in the first semifinal. ''It's a dream final for us -- Finland and Sweden,'' Finnish forward Henri Ikonen said. ''It's a great rivalry. Young players like ourselves can't imagine a better situation...
Via AP on Fox
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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