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Video: Finland rallies late, eliminates U.S. from Worlds

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.


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Finland will now meet Russia in one of Saturday’s semifinals. Slovakia will face the Czech Republic in the other.

  1. lordfletcher - May 17, 2012 at 6:48 PM

    Nice the video didn’t play but the advertisement sure did. weird.

  2. itsallniceonice - May 17, 2012 at 7:02 PM

    Killer giving up GWG with 9 seconds to go. The future is bright though, especially if Hockey East and other NCAA strongholds keep churning out top level talent.

  3. bcisleman - May 17, 2012 at 8:02 PM

    FYI, Joensuu is STILL an Islander property. If he decides to come back to the NHL, Isles have first dibs.

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