HPK 5 vs. Lukko 0
Saku Salminen, HPK, 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 32 GP, 3-4-7, E, 4 PIM
Saku Salminen assisted on the game opening goal and had 6:15 of ice time in HPK's 5-0 demolition of Lukko. Ex-Lightning pick Eero Somervuori also had an helper in the win for HPK. Nashville 4th round pick Juuse Saros stopped all 40 shots he faced for the shutout. For the moment, HPK has moved into the 10th and final playoff spot on the Liiga table with the victory, 1 point ahead of Ilves.
Tappara 1 vs. HPK 2 (SO)
Saku Salminen, HPK, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 7 SOG
Season totals: 31 GP, 3-3-6, -1, 2 PIM
Ex-Senators farmhand Craig Schira had the shootout winner for HPK in their 2-1 win over Tappara. Lightning prospect Saku Salminen played 11:42 in the match but had a team high 7 shots on goal.
HPK 2 vs. Karpat 5
Saku Salminen, HPK, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals: 30 GP, 3-3-6, -1, 2 PIM
Saku Salminen was -1 in 11:49 of ice time in HPK's 5-2 loss to Karpat. Karpat was led by 2 goals from ex-Kings pick Esa Pirnes, as they avenged their loss to HPK on the front half of the home and home set.
Karpat 2 vs. HPK 4
Saku Salminen, HPK, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 29 GP, 3-3-6, E, 2 PIM
Saku Salminen was scoreless in HPK's 4-2 win over Karpat. The forward played 15:42 in the match. Ex-Lightning pick Eero Somervuori helped lead the way for HPK with 1 goal and 1 assist. HPK now sits 1 point out of the final playoff spot on the Liiga table.
HPK 3 vs. KalPa 2 (OT)
Saku Salminen, HPK, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 28 GP, 3-3-6, -1, 2 PIM
Saku Salminen was -1 in 14:58 in HPK's 3-2 win over KalPa. Ex-Lightning pick Eero Somervuori assisted on the OT winner for HPK.