Shots on goal: Finland 36 - Latvia 5.
Score: Latvia 1 - Finland 0.
In more detail:
- Lauris Darzins skates around Finnish goal and puts the puck in the net 1:27 in the game;
- A few minutes later, Latvia makes a mistake clearing the puck while shorthanded and earns delay of the game penalty (meaning we are now 3 against 5 Finns);
- Finns take 10-15 shots on Latvian goal during two minutes that they are 5-on-3. Edgars Masalskis saves us all the time;
- Overall, we've picked up 8 two-minute penalties for every possible minor infraction (including delay of game and too many men on ice);
- I'm quite impressed with our penalty-killing. It's agressive and, when it does not help, Masalskis comes to rescue;
- Overall, Finland is the more skilled team but it's much more equal than I expected.