Because the outdated saying goes: “What’s outdated is new once more” and in 2021 what’s new is the consequence.
Like Monday’s first World Junior Championship semifinal, which noticed Canada beat Russia for a spot within the gold-medal recreation, United States-Finland is a rivalry with historical past. Two years in the past, the Finns bested the People within the gold-medal recreation when now-Rangers ahead Kaapo Kakko netted the go-ahead aim with 1:26 on the clock. Final 12 months, Finland pitched a one-goal shutout to ship the People house within the quarterfinals and sprint their hopes of a fifth straight 12 months with a medal.
However now it is 2021 and the People broke by way of; with simply 1:16 on the clock — and a smidge over two minutes after the Finns tied the sport — Arthur Kaliyev made it a celebration in the united statesA. with the game-winning aim and a 4-3 win.
Kaliyev was one in every of eight gamers from final 12 months’s squad for the U.S. (Bobby Brink, Cole Caufield, Kaliyev, Spencer Knight, Alex Turcotte, Dustin Wolf, Cam York and Trevor Zegras). Earlier than the sport, head coach Nate Leaman stated he thought that this group “might need a chip their shoulder.”
Effectively, seven of the eight (Wolf was the back-up tonight) performed key roles together with Turcotte who had a aim and the first apple on Kaliyev’s winner and Zegras and Caufield who had been the helpers on Matthew Boldy’s aim that made it 3-1. Together with his apple, Zegras is now tied for second on USA Hockey’s world juniors single-tournament help file with 10 (tied with Derek Stepan and Phil Kessel), single-tournament factors file with 16 (Jeremy Roenick) and all-time profession factors with 24 (Roenick). Zegas can also be now tied atop the 2021 editions scoring leaderboard with Canada’s Dylan Cozens (16).
In between. the pipes was Knight, who was one in every of three goalies in 2019, and perhaps had just a little further motivation. He was stable in web stopping 33 of 36 photographs on web. His solely errors had been two targets to Kasper Simontaival and Roni Hirvonen. Simontaival’s first aim was off a fairly passing play on the ability play that will have been exhausting for even essentially the most veteran of netminders to cease. Together with his sixth-career win at world juniors, Knight is now tied with Brian Boucher and Mike Dunham on USA Hockey’s all-time wins listing.
Sporting Information has all of the motion as the USA nabs a spot within the gold-medal recreation in opposition to Canada.
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USA vs. Finland rating, highlights from 2021 World Juniors semifinals
Third interval: USA 4, Finland 3
11:55 p.m. — 13.3 seconds left. Finns win the draw nevertheless it goes out of the zone.
11:55 p.m. — Finns name a timeout.
11:54 p.m — Matthew Boldy with a big-time block on Ville Heinola who fires off a rocket from the purpose.
11:54 p.m. — No goalie for Finland and the clearing try virtually goes in.
11:52 p.m. — GOAL . It is an Arty Get together! With simply 1:16 left on the clock, Arthur Kaliyev will get the puck within the excessive slot, pivots and scores. USA leads 4-3.
11:46 p.m. — PP GOAL. Roni Hirvonen bangs on the puck on the doorstep and knocks it in. Recreation tied at 3-3.
11:45 p.m. — Henry Thrun attempting to clear nevertheless it goes into the stands. Finland will get an influence play. Large second on this recreation.
11:38 p.m. — Ville Heinola with a superb likelihood however Spencer Knight eats it up.
11:35 p.m — The high-energy line of Brink, Farinacci and Berard come shut proper after giving up the aim.
11:34 p.m. — GOAL. Kasper Simontaival will get his second of the sport as he sneaks in and is open for the aim. USA leads 3-2.
11:32 p.m. — Off a fast transition, the U.S. has a 3-on-1 however Slaggert hits the skin of the web.
11:31 p.m. — Simply over 11 minutes left and Bobby Brink will get a superb look after which so go the Finns.
11:29 p.m. — Large kill for the People. Finland did not actually get any appears to be like.
11:26 p.m. — Cole Caufield tries to chip it however as an alternative chips it above the glass and can sit for 2. Nate Leaman not blissful as he is aware of Finland’s energy play is sweet.
11:22 p.m. — Large scramble in entrance of Spencer Knight however he is up to the mark as his protection helps out to get the ultimate clear. Finland getting some appears to be like early.
11:19 p.m. — Closing body. Two-goal recreation. Cole Caufield will get a superb likelihood lower than 15 seconds in.
Second interval: USA 3, Finland 1
11:00 p.m. — People management play for many of the ultimate two minutes and nicely after however cannot add one other.
10:56 p.m. — PP GOAL. Cole Caufield rapidly to Trevor Zegras within the excessive slot and places in on the stick of Matthew Boldy for the redirect aim. USA leads 3-1.
10:54 p.m. — Finland takes a double-minor simply seconds after the aim and the People, who’ve the most effective energy play within the match (Finns No. 2) will go to work.
10:53 p.m. — GOAL. Finns utterly lose observe of John Farinacci and he sneaks behind the protection, breaks in and scores. USA leads 2-1.
10:52 p.m. — Couple of blocker saves by Kari Piiroinen.
10:51 p.m. — Cole Caufield and Trevor Zegras on a 2-on-1 however do not even get a shot off because the Caufield cross is blocked.
10:50 p.m. — Matthew Boldy ideas some extent shot simply large. Good stress by the U.S. after the penalty kill.
10:50 p.m. — People kill the penalty off.
10:49 p.m. — Spencer Knight reads the play so nicely and stops a one-timer from the left circle by Kasper Puutio.
10:46 p.m. — One other American penalty. Finland is 1-for-2 with the person benefit. U.S. head coach Nate Leaman wished his guys to be disciplined and to this point that hasn’t occurred.
10:44 p.m. — Midway by way of regulation and it is 1-1 with Finland outshooting the U.S. 16-11.
10:43 p.m. — John Farinacci creates a 2-on-1 however is stopped on his shot from the left circle by the sting of the far arm of Kari Piiroinen. Nice shot by Farinacci.
10:40 p.m. — People beginning to buzz and get some offensive zone time.
10:35 p.m. — People with some good D because the Finns streak in. Then the U.S. goes the opposite manner and once more good protection from the Finns. Groups additionally traded non-calls.
10:30 p.m. — Center body is a go. USA has outscored opponents 13-4 within the second durations of the match.
First interval: USA 1, Finland 1
10:11 p.m. — Penalty killed, however simply seconds later Spencer Knight makes a pad save after which a blocker save on a floater.
10:08 p.m. — One other energy play for Finland. Not good.
10:03 p.m. — PP GOAL. And similar to that, it is a tie recreation. What a fairly passing play: Ville Heinola to Anton Lundell to Kasper Simontaival, who finishes into the empty web as Spencer Knight cannot get throughout. Recreation tied 1-1.
10:02 p.m. — Not a good time to take a penalty. Sam Colangelo referred to as for slashing. Finland has an ideal energy play.
10 p.m. — GOAL. Arthur Kaliyev will get the puck to the entrance and Alex Turcotte is ready to outmuscle the defenseman to bury it previous Kari Piiroinen, who was barely out of place. USA leads 1-0.
9:59 p.m. — People get away and Alex Turcotte hits the trailer within the slot however the shot is stopped.
9:52 p.m. — Matthew Beniers is on fireplace creating possibilities left and proper.
9:47 p.m. — Six minutes in and the Finns have 5 photographs to the People’ two.
9:45 p.m. — Lacrosse-goal try by Trevor Zegras.
9:43 p.m. — Finland will get a number of photographs that Spencer Knight simply eats up.
9:38 p.m. — Simply 26 seconds in, Matthew Beniers steals the puck and Cole Caufield has a point-blank likelihood. Like Canada, the U.S. comes out exhausting.
9:38 p.m. — Recreation on. Winner will get Canada.
9:04 p.m. — Traces. Roby Jarventie (OTT) out of the lineup for Finland.
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