NHL Postseason Caterwaul:  Lammikko, Finland capture gold in Slovakia

Bronze for Dadonov; Stanley Cup begins tonight

A day after upsetting Russia, Juho Lammikko and Finland toppled Canada by a 3-1 count to capture the gold medal at the 2019 IIHF World Championship in Slovakia. It was Finland’s third title at the tournament.

Lammikko logged 18:10 of ice time, won 6 of 21 face-offs and finished the game with an even rating. Captain Marko Anttila scored twice and Harri Pesonen clinched it with a goal from the right circle with 4:06 remaining in regulation time.

Kevin Lankinen, a backup for AHL Rockford, made 43 saves,  surrendering just one goal to Shea Theodore in the first period. Lankinen bested Henrik Lundqvist, Andrei Vasilevskiy and Matt Murray in the playoff portion of the tournament.

Evgenii Dadonov and Russia won bronze with a 3-2 shootout win over the Czech Repubilc.

Dadonov registered three shots on goal and finished with an even rating in 13:55 of ice time. The Florida Panthers winger produced seven goals and four assists in ten games played.

Ilya Kovalchuk and Nikita Gusev converted in shootout while the Czechs failed to dent Vasilevskiy over four rounds, giving Russia the win.

Stanley Cup

St. Louis Blues at Boston Bruins 8 p.m. NBC

Pregame at St. Louis Game Time - Stanley Cup of Chowder

Tale of the tape

How they got here

Boston: defeated Toronto 4-3 / Columbus 4-2 / Carolina 4-0

St. Louis: defeated Winnipeg 4-2 / Dallas 4-3 / San Jose 4-2

Leading Scorer

Boston: Brad Marchand 7G - 11A - 18P

St. Louis: Jaden Schwartz 12G - 4A - 16P


Boston: Tuukka Rask 12-5 / 1.84 GAA / .942 save pct. / 2 SO

St. Louis: Jordan Binnington 12-7 / 2.36 GAA / .914 save pct. / 1 SO

Memorial Cup

Peter Abbandonato scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period and Samuel Harvey stopped 23 shots as the  Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (QMJHL champs) beat the host Halifax Mooseheads 4-2 on Sunday night to win the franchise’s first-ever Memorial Cup.

LBC Poll O’ the day

Who will Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final?

Boston Bruins5
St. Louis Blues8