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Sweden holds 5-2 lead over Finland after second

Tuesday, 08.07.2012 / 5:28 PM

By Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor / USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp blog

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- Finland started the second period with the same pressure it ended the first with, but after 40 minutes, Sweden holds a big lead.

Teuvo Teravainen made a great juggling play to keep a puck in the Sweden zone and found a cutting Juuso Ikonen for the 2013 NHL Draft-eligible forward's third goal in two games, making it 2-1 just 55 seconds into the second.

That was the lone highlight for the Finns, as Sweden went ahead with a pair of goals 59 seconds apart. First Viktor Arvidsson scored his second of the game from in close at 4:45, and then at 5:44, William Karlsson ripped a shot from the dot in the left faceoff circle to put Sweden ahead.

Max Gortz took advantage of a Finland turnover at 11:48 to make it 4-2, and then at 14:09, Pontus Aberg scored up high on Finland goalie Janne Juvonen to make it 5-2. Sweden has been trying to shoot high on Juvonen all game, as the netminder -- listed at 6-feet tall -- has been dropping into his butterfly far too early.

Back with more after the game.

Contact Adam Kimelman at akimelamn@nhl.com. Follow him on Twitter: @NHLAdamK

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