Ilves *3-2 TPS *JA

Did we just win…. at home?…

Awesome game and just what wee need to keep our moral high before we play Sport/Jokipojat in the play-offs! I predicted a couple of days ago that our ex-player Marko Anttila would open the scoring and he did, 18 seconds after the second period started (plihal assisting).

Matias Myttynen made it 1-1 after 35 minutes and we were playing some good hockey also notably only took 3 penalties in the game which is a huge improvement from what we are used to seeing.  Tommi Välimaa and Henri Tuominen created our second goal halfway through the final period, which I thought was going to win us the game, but no, it just wouldn’t be this season without late drama and  TPS leveled things up through Mario Scalzo just before the end.

We have been happy in many of our recent games to walk away with a point, be we felt we deserved more from this game and our young team worked hard again to get the winner when Joonas Rask fed Matias Myttynen for his second of the game giving us a win and 2 points with 58 seconds left in overtime.

This game was definatly more important to TPS’s season as they are fighting 4 other teams for a play-off spot, so we did really well to claw 2 points out of this game, it shows we are hungry to succeed and bodes well for the upcoming games we will face vs the winner of the Mestis.



Posted on March 9, 2012, in SM-Liiga 2011/12 and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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