May 17, 2012, 6:19 PM EDT
What a difference a few days makes at the World Hockey Championships.
Finland — just a few days removed from a 5-0 drubbing at the hands of the Americans — stunned the U.S. 3-2 in quarterfinal action from Helsinki.
The Finns trailed 2-1 with seven minutes left before Minnesota forward Mikko Koivu tied it up. That paved the way for Jesse Joensuu — a former New York Islander — to score the game winner with just nine seconds left, much to the delight of a partisan home crowd.
The U.S. goalscorers were Anaheim’s Kyle Palmieri and Bobby Ryan.
Finland will now meet Russia in one of Saturday’s semifinals. Slovakia will face the Czech Republic in the other.
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