If you didn’t know why Jesse Puljujarvi and Patrik Laine were consensus top 5 picks for the 2016 National Hockey League Draft, or didn’t know who they were, you should definitely know now.
Finns’ Twins have been nothing short of dominating in this tournament to date, and it was more of the same for the dynamic pair again today.
Slovakia opened the scoring 9:50 into the game. Players from both sides battled in front of the Finnish net. Matej Palocko was able to get his stick on it and knock it over to an unguarded Matus Sukel who beat Finnish netminder Kappo Kahkonen.
Just 2:05 later the Slovaks would go up 2-0. The Slovaks were buzzing when Radovan Bondra scored. The goal would go to video review and it was deemed a good goal.
The trio of Puljujarvi , Laine and Sebastian Aho took over from there.
Puljujarvi led the way with a goal and three assists, Aho with two goals and an assist and Laine with 1 goal and two assists as they helped the Finns blow it wide open.
Olli Juolevi, the OHL London Knights’ defenceman would have two assists for the Finns in this game and currently leads all defenceman in scoring in the tournament with four assists.