• He played his rookie season with Karpat Oulu, finishing with 10 points (4-6--10) in 40 games in 2010-11. Karpat has produced several NHLers over the past few years, including Minnesota goalie Nicklas Backstrom and Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne.
• Solomaki competed for Finland at the 2011 World Junior Championships, recording three points (2-1--3) in six games.
Once again, it shows character in this dressing room. Once again, there's no quitting in here. We all wanted this so bad and we worked so hard to get home-ice advantage and we weren't going to let this one slide.
— Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog on his team's OT Game 1 win vs. Minnesota Wild