LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- More than eight months after his team finished a disappointing seventh at the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship, Finland center Teuvo Teravainen still is at a loss to explain what happened.
"I don't know. Different team now, different guys here," he said. "There were many small things that got thrown into that tournament. We just played bad. I know we had a good team and had a good chance to win. It's a [short] tournament and sometimes it goes bad."
Finland's first step toward making things go right for the 2014 WJC started Sunday with a 6-5 overtime win against a split-squad USA Blue team on the first day of games at the USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp.