Finland eliminates US in shutout fashion at hockey worlds – CBC.ca

Finland defeated the US 2-zero Thursday in the quarter-finals to knock Jeff Blashill's younger roster out of the boys's world hockey championship in Cologne, Germany.

Mikko Rantanen and Joonas Kemppainen scored for Finland to finish the People' six-sport profitable run because the Finns superior to Saturday's semifinals.

Robust protection and a shut-out from Harri Sateri on his fourth begin helped Finland shock the U.S., which had crushed Russia to complete prime of its group. The People outshot Finland by 26 to 20.

Jimmy Howard, who completed with 18 saves in comparison with Sateri's 26, produced a save block to disclaim Valtteri Filppula, however he was crushed by Kemppainen halfway via the ultimate interval.

"We did not surrender any targets so we really feel we carried out our sport plan fairly effectively," defenseman Juuso Hietanen stated. "We did not give them any simple probabilities and we scored an essential purpose on the facility play. Our protection was fairly good all evening."

Russia beat the Czech Republic three-zero in Paris due to targets from Dmitri Orlov, Nikita Kucherov and Artemi Panarin.

Canada was scheduled to play Germany in different quarter-ultimate motion at 2 p.m. ET.

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