KalPa 4-2 Ilves
Ilves defeated in the third period in Kuopio tonight, the teams in the bottom four are beginning to close the gap, just 8 points separate us from Ässät in 11th now, but also on the positive side 3rd place is just 6 points above us.
Ville Korhonen was the hero for us earlier in the season when his late 2 goals won us the game but we were well beaten tonight, Pekka Tuokkola only needing to make 14 saves.
Sami Kapanen is The Raimo Helminen of Kuopio and the veteran put KalPa ahead one minute into the second period, Ilves were on the attack but let the puck get loose, Koivisto got it out to Kapanen who rounded Järvenpää to make it 1-0. Ilves were behind for only 68 seconds when Kai Kantola squeezed passed Foss who fell over trying to keep up with him and passed it back to Sami Sandell who took a touch before scoring on Tuokkola’s near side.
Ilves soon took the lead on the powerplay, Gysbers passing along the line to Keränen, slapshot straight at the KalPa goalie but Turo Asplund was there to take the rebound in off the far post, 1-2. The lead was to last 10 minutes, Adam Masuhr scored after some terrible ilves defending, disappointing but not undeserved goal, 2-2 after 40.
KalPa retook the lead on the powerplay, Ilves defending well but unable to clear the puck and eventually Jukka Voutilainen who scored a tap in from 1.5 meters out with only 1 second left on the Tommi Välimaa penalty. Ilves went all out in search of a third goal but even with a powerplay and then pulling Järvenpää we still couldn’t find it, Joonas Riekkinen sealing all 3 points for the home side with his empty netter to make it 4-2, a night to forget in Kuopio.
Juha Järvenpää was 11+11+0 on the night, his counterpart 4+4+6, showing that Ilves just didn’t have the attacking threat to finish this game, next up for us JYP and that game is tomorrow at 17.00. JYP coming off a big home win vs Pelicans, not the easiest game to have to go into for us, but we must make more attempts on goal, hopefully Kolppanen will be back in net for this.
Posted on November 29, 2013, in - SM-Liiga 2013/14 and tagged 4-2, Finland, goals, Hockey, Ice, Ice Hockey, Ilves, jääkiekko, KalPa, Kuopio, liiga, SM-Liiga, smliiga, sport, Suomi, Tampere, Tampereen. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.