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Second period: Finland 1, U.S. 0

Saturday, 08.11.2012 / 2:26 PM

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

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Second period: Finland 1, U.S. 0

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- It took until their sixth chance of the game, but Finland finally took advantage of the U.S. with the man-advantage, getting the game's only goal to lead after 40 minutes here at Herb Brooks Arena.

Back-to-back penalties on U.S. forwards Stefan Matteau for slashing and Ryan Hartman for roughing left the U.S. with tired penalty killers. With Hartman in the box, Finland took advantage by cycling the puck in the left corner. Top 2013 NHL Draft prospect Alexander Barkov then made a nifty pass through the zone to Markus Hannikainen, who batted in his own rebound at 18:35.

Philadelphia Flyers prospect Anthony Stolarz, who started the game in goal for the U.S., stopped all 16 shots he faced in 29 minutes of action.

The U.S. failed on its one power-play chance in the period, and now is 0-for-3 in the game.

Back with more after the final horn.

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