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Anton Lundell sparks Finland to win over Germany

Finland v Russia: Bronze Medal Game - 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship Photo by Codie McLachlan/Getty Images

Florida Panthers prospect Anton Lundell scored a goal and added an assist as Finland stayed atop Group B with a 2-1 win over Germany on Saturday at the IIHF World Championship in Riga, Latvia.

Lundell notched a power-play goal 6:17 into the first period to open the scoring and drew the only assist on Arttu Ruotsalainen’s game-winning goal with 8:34 left in regulation to earn the nod as Finland’s Best Player for the game.

The 19-year-old finished the game with two shots on goal, an even rating, and went 6 of 11 on faceoffs. He has put up three goals and four points in five tournament games.

Finland will take on host Latvia today at 1 p.m. on NHL Network.

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