2021 IIHF Men’s World Championships: Ruotsalainen leads Finland over Canada
Ruotsalainen outscored the Canadians and Peterka added a goal on the final day of the group stage
The group stage wrapped up yesterday at the 2021 IIHF Men’s World Championships. Team USA won their group, J.J. Peterka potted his first of the tournament, but the day belonged to Arttu Ruotsalainen.
The Sabres forward scored two goals in Finland’s 3-2 victory over Canada. Not only did he score two in regulation, but he also scored the deciding goal in the shootout.
Ruotsalainen went end to end on his first goal of the contest.
Coming in hot!! 🔥— IIHF (@IIHFHockey) June 1, 2021
A great individual effort by Arttu Ruotsalainen ties the game 1-1! 🇫🇮 #IIHFWorlds #CANFIN @leijonat @BuffaloSabres pic.twitter.com/FSZPaYwX69
He finished off a nice pass from Florida Panthers prospect Anton Lundell for his second of the game.
Uhh ohhhhhh…. the Finns have tied the game! 😳 🇫🇮— IIHF (@IIHFHockey) June 1, 2021
Ruotsalainen with his second of the game at a BIG moment! 🔥#IIHFWorlds #CANFIN @leijonat @BuffaloSabres pic.twitter.com/94iviwC4OA
Peterka showed off his underrated shot again on his goal against Latvia.
Snipe show, J-J Peterka! 🚨🇩🇪— IIHF (@IIHFHockey) June 1, 2021
Germany strikes early to take a 1-0 lead! #IIHFWorlds @deb_teams @BuffaloSabres pic.twitter.com/kxGkKnyOyT
Czech Republic 7, Slovakia 3
Switzerland 6, Great Britain 3
Finland 3, Canada 2
USA 4, Italy 2
ROC 6, Belarus 0
Germany 2, Latvia 1
3. Czech Republic
7. Great Britain
Quarterfinal Matchups (6/3)
USA vs Slovakia
Switzerland vs Germany
ROC vs Canada
Finland vs Czech Republic