Finlands WJC hope could hinge on Predato
Publicado: Mar, 16 Ene 2018, 09:22
Juuse Saros is a big reason why Team Finland won gold at the 2014 World Junior Championship. Hes aiming for a repeat performance this year, despite a rocky start to the season. Paul Posluszny Jersey By Risto Pakarinen Last year, goalie Juuse Saros could do no wrong. He played 44 of the 60 regular season games for his HPK team in his hometown, Hameenlinna, Finland as a rookie. He surely would have played more had he not mi sed a few weeks during the World Junior Championship in Sweden. At the WJC, his .943 save percentage was the tournaments best, as was his goals against average of 1.57. Media voted Saros to the tournament all-star team and Finland won gold. At the end of the season Earl Watford Jersey , his SP in the Finnish league was .923 and his GAA was 1.76. When you consider he hadnt played any Finnish league games before the season and now is at the top of the goalie statisticswell, its quite a feat for an 18-year-old, HPKs goalie coach Kari Lehtonen told Finnish TV when Saros returned home from Malmo. This season, things havent gone as smoothly A J Cann Jersey for the 19-year-old, who was a fourth-round pick of the Nashville Predators in 2013. His team struggled early and their young goaltender couldnt provide the nece sary help. His September SP was just .896. To be fair, hed appeared in just five games and only one of them was a real clunker. However, in October, he posted a .929 SP in seven games. Maybe he was just rusty after a long off-season or maybe the military service he did in the summer still weighed Chris Ivory Jersey in his legs and head.