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Juha Metsola continues his strong play with 20 saves in a 7-1 win over Kazakhstan at the World Juniors

Goaltender Juha Metsola started his third consecutive game tonight over starting goaltender Harri Sateri and the results were again good ones for the Finnish team at the Word Juniors. Finland dominated Kazakhstan the entire evening, scoring 3 goals in the 1st period and never looked back. Metsola turned aside 20 of 21 shots he faced en route to a 7-1 victory. Finland was paced by a five-point by Teemu Hartikainen (2 G, 3 A).

Through three games, Metsola has only allowed 4 total goals and his only loss came in a 3-2 shootout on Wednesday nights against Slovakia; Metsola’s goals against average is 1.62 to go along with a .931 save percentage. Finland will take on Germany tomorrow afternoon in its final game of the tournament. Meanwhile, Canada, who edged Russia tonight in an epic shootout, will battle Sweden, who took care of Slovakia today, in the Championship game tomorrow night.