, Jaakko Turtiainen
, Teemu Pulkkinen
and Julius Junttila
had goals and Joni Ortio
made 15 saves as Finland earned its first win of the 2011 World Junior Championship with a 4-0 victory against Switzerland on Tuesday at HSBC Arena.
Nattinen, a 2009 third-round pick of the Montreal Canadiens
, connected in the first period as Finland held a 17-5 advantage in shots. Nattinen, who has 2 goals in two games, was named Finland's Player of the Game. Switzerland goalie Benjamin Conz
, who was the top goalie of the 2010 WJC, finished with 34 saves and was named Swiss Player of the Game.
Turtiainen struck 4:37 into the second to extend the lead to 2-0. Pulkkinen, a 2010 fourth-round draft pick of the Detroit Red Wings
, and then Junttila connected in a span of 3:14 in the third to close the scoring.
Finland, which played extremely well in a 3-2 overtime loss to the U.S. on Sunday, continued its strong, aggressive approach in every zone against Switzerland. Switzerland was coming off a 4-3 victory against Germany -- a game they led 4-0 before allowing Germany back into the game.
Finland goalie Joni Ortio
, a 2009 fifth-round pick of the Calgary Flames
, needed to make just 15 saves to record his first WJC shutout. Ortio started for Finland at last year's tournament.