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Granlund scores 2 in regulation, adds SO winner as Finland downs Switzerland 5-4

Sunday, 12.30.2012 / 12:54 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Granlund scores 2 in regulation, adds SO winner as Finland downs Switzerland 5-4

UFA, Russia - Markus Granlund scored twice in regulation and added the shootout winner Sunday as Finland defeated Switzerland 5-4 at the world junior hockey championship.

Switzerland sped to a 2-0 lead in the first period on goals by Lino Martschini and Sven Andrighetto just 61 seconds apart, but Granlund and Teuvo Teravainen tied the score for Finland in the second.

Switzerland then went up 4-2 in the third on goals by Alessio Bertaggia and Dario Simion, but Teravainen scored again and Granlund sent the game into overtime with a goal with less than two minutes left in regulation.

Joonas Korpisalo stopped 19 shots to get the win, while Melvin Nyffeler made 53 saves in taking the loss.

"It was a great battle for us," Korpisalo said. "The first period was pretty horrible, but after that we tied the game and were much better."

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I don't think it's really truly going to sink in until we drop the puck, to be honest. I know there's going to be a lot of smoke and mirrors with the media attention and all that. We came [Monday] and it was sort of a light day to get things organized. We just want to focus in on the business aspect, the game itself. That's what we're preparing to do. Get these next couple of days out of the way and it's game on.

— Lightning captain Steven Stamkos on playing in his first Stanley Cup Final