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2019 IIHF World Championship: Chicago Blackhawks’ Henri Jokiharju, Kevin Lankinen will play for Finland

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The Blackhawks managed to snag Lankinen during an almost opportunistic offseason. Canada 5, Czech Republic 1 Dylan Strome picked up a secondary assist as Canada punched their ticket to the Gold Medal Game in a 5-1 over the Czech Republic. Each participant used their own metric of current ability and production against future projection to rank each player. Lankinen stopped 21 of 22 Canadian shots in the Gold medal game. With Corey Crawford groin riding the pine in Chicago's season finale, Lankinen will serve as the backup behind Cam Ward. Strome's helper gives him five points during Worlds 1 G, 4 A.

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Backup battle? Kevin Lankinen changes the conversation with his dominant play at Worlds

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Follow her on Twitter at. While he still has to work a bit on adapting his game to the smaller ice surface in North America, that performance — which saw him put up a. I made the best out of the situation and I think I did a good job whenever I got the call. Lankinen picked up First Star of the Game honors in the win. .

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WORLDS: Lankinen shuts out Russia as Finland advances

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Dominik Kubalik did not find the scoresheet for the Czechs in the loss. The tournament runs from May 10-26 in Slovakia. Instead, he essentially was the third-string goalie with the IceHogs. His tracking is solid, and he does well when starting at the top of his crease and moving in — something a bit prototypical of Finnish-developed goaltending talents. Jokiharju had no goals and 12 assists in 38 games with the Blackhawks this past season as a rookie. On the back of IceHogs goaltender Kevin Lankinen, Finland was 4—1—0 in the Group stage. And while Lankinen had his good games, his first few weeks in North America displayed a steep learning curve; a tendency to play flat on his goal line when utilizing post coverage caused him to scramble a bit on sharp-angle and cycle plays by the opposition.

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Kevin Lankinen

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Last 7 Games Date Opp. Also posted 4-2-0 record with a 3. Shaking the hands of his idol, Henrik Lundqvist, after defeating Sweden was pretty surreal. Career Notes: 2017-18: Posted career-best marks in goals-against average 1. Lankinen was recalled to serve as Cam Ward's backup while Corey Crawford nursed a groin injury. Following the win over Sweden, Finland again take advantage of a stellar performance in net from Lankinen as he shutdown the heavily-favored Russians.

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'He was flat

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Finland will be in Group A during pool play in Kosice, Slovakia, along with Canada, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Germany, Slovakia and the United States. The Finn holds a 7-7-4 record while posting a 2. Notched 21-save shutout in preliminary play against France. I think I will remember that for a long time. For the tournament, defenseman Henri Jokiharju tallied three assists in 10 games played. The Hawks appear to be coming to a transition point at goalie with Corey Crawford, 34, in the final year of his contract.

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Kevin Lankinen

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Finland 1, Russia 0 Kevin Lankinen continued a breakout tournament as Finland handed Russia their first defeat of Worlds, advancing to the Gold Medal Game behind a 32-save shutout performance from the Blackhawks prospect. Henri Jokiharju picked up a primary assist on Marko Anttila's game-winner for Finland, who are one game way from an unforgettable Worlds championship. Oh, and that whole beating mighty Canada thing for the gold medal was something, too. And not everyone gets an opportunity to show where that goes. Also appeared in 13 playoff games with a 1. For his future, Lankinen is signed through the 2019—20 season with the Blackhawks organization and is currently slated to be the starting goaltender for the Rockford IceHogs to begin the year.

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Kevin Lankinen Stats and News

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The overtime period lasted just a minute and a half, as scored the game-winner with an assist from Lankinen. But I still of course wanted to be the first guy. Lankinen also finished second to Vasilevskiy for the best save percentage, as his. Stopped tournament-high 43 pucks on 44 shots in gold medal game vs. Lankinen, who turned 24 on April 28, went 7-8-4 with a 2. The Canadian victory sets up a Worlds Final with three members of the Blackhawks organization represented between Strome, Henri Jokiharju and Finland goalie Kevin Lankinen.

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Kevin Lankinen and Henri Jokiharju win IIHF World Championship gold

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Went 7-8-4 with a 2. Out-dueling Andrei Vasilevskiy and shutting out Alex Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin in a 1-0 semifinal was incredible. He was able to put up better numbers when the IceHogs defense collapsed and opponents directed their attention to the middle of the ice, but his depth management and post integration still left a lot to be desired when opponents were forced to make faster decisions near the goal line and on the perimeter of the ice. Lankinen likely won't start any games for Finland and may not even make the final roster, but the fact that he was named to the team at all is an encouraging development for his future. . . .

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WORLDS: Lankinen shuts out Russia as Finland advances

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