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Salomaki's 4 Point Night Leads Finland Into Round 2

Friday, 12.30.2011 / 10:23 PM CT / Features
By Jay Levin  - Nashville Predators
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Salomaki\'s 4 Point Night Leads Finland Into Round 2
Miikka Salomaki, a second round pick by the Nashville Predators in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, scored four points on two goals and two assists to help pace Team Finland to a 10-1 win over Denmark and secure a spot in the Playoff Round.

Salomaki scored the game's opening goal at 8:36 of the first period and then assisted on the game's second goal 1:49 later. Finland closed out the first period with a 3-0 lead, but after Denmark made the score to 4-1 midway through the second period, Salomaki struck again with his second goal of the game and then followed that up with his second assist of the game, the primary helper, on Joel Armia's goal 1:37 into the third period to push Finland's lead up to 6-1. Teemu Pulkkinen scored the game's final four goals to provide the large margin of victory. For his efforts, Salomaki was named the player of the game.

In other Preds prospect action, Austin Watson and Team USA dropped a 5-2 decision to Czech Republic. The loss eliminated the U.S. from Playoff Round contention. The Americans out-shot the Czechs 54-29 and held leads of 1-0 and 2-1, but the Czech Republic scored three goals in a 6:08 span of the third period to claim the lead.

Team USA closes out Preliminary Round play tomorrow against Team Canada, while Finland finishes up tomorrow with Czech Republic. Canada, Czech Republic, and Finland will all advance to the Playoff Round. The US will move on the the Relegation Round.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 57 36 17 4 158 130 76
2 DAL 54 34 15 5 174 145 73
3 STL 56 30 17 9 133 130 69
4 LAK 52 32 17 3 144 119 67
5 SJS 52 28 20 4 149 138 60
6 ANA 52 26 19 7 117 122 59
7 NSH 54 25 21 8 139 144 58
8 COL 56 27 25 4 149 155 58
9 MIN 53 23 20 10 130 130 56
10 ARI 52 24 22 6 138 161 54
11 VAN 53 21 20 12 123 143 54
12 CGY 52 24 25 3 138 151 51
13 WPG 53 24 26 3 137 151 51
14 EDM 55 21 29 5 133 166 47

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R. Josi 54 11 27 -3 38
F. Forsberg 54 17 18 -7 35
S. Weber 54 14 21 -5 35
M. Ribeiro 54 6 27 2 33
J. Neal 54 19 13 18 32
M. Ekholm 54 6 18 3 24
R. Ellis 53 6 16 2 22
C. Smith 54 11 7 -2 18
C. Jarnkrok 53 9 8 0 17
C. Wilson 37 4 12 -1 16
 
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P. Rinne 20 18 7 .903 2.54
C. Hutton 5 2 1 .916 2.36