Sakari Manninen (16th) and Harri Pesons 39 seconds before the end, the goals scored for the Finns, who won silver at Olympic Games to Dato and four times bronze. That in Beijing the NHL stars are missing, turns out for the team of coach Jukka Jaelons possibly as an advantage. Because already with your World Cup Triumph 2019 and the final feeder 2021, the Finns largely succeeded without players from the strongest league of the world.
Already in the preliminary round, the Finns had prevailed against the Slovaks. But unlike at the 6: 2, the Finns were difficult this time against the defensive opponent. In the end, however, it was enough for the first entry into the Olympic Final since 2006 in Turin. At that time, the Finns had missed the gold medal by defeat against Sweden.
Slovakia with the 17-year-old Top Talent Juraj Slafkovsky, who already scored five goals, missed her first Olympia final, but has a chance of the first Olympic medal – in the game around Bronze on Saturday (14.10 clock CET).
Finland meets in the final on Sunday (5.10 clock CET) now on Pyeongchang Olympic champion Russia or his arch rivals Sweden.