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.
- Jesperi Kotkaniemi scored at 15:15 of overtime, and the Montreal Canadiens avoided elimination for the second straight game with a 3-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 6 at Bell Centre. Kotkaniemi cashed in following a turnover by Toronto defenseman Travis Dermott, He took a pass from Paul Byron in the slot and scored on a shot that deflected off Zach Bogosian and past Jack Campbell’s glove. Game 7 will take place on Monday night in Toronto.
- David Pastrnak bagged a hat trick for the Boston Bruins in a 5-2 win against the New York Islanders in Game 1 at TD Garden. Pastrnak has scored each of his five goals in the Stanley Cup Playoffs in the past three games. Tuukka Rask stopped 20 of 22 shots for the Bruins.
Sunday in the Stanley Cup Playoffs