European Game Day: 4-19-12
SM-liiga Finals (Finland):
(2)Pelicans Lahti 1 @ (4)JYP 4
JYP Leads the Series 2-1
Riku Helenius, JYP, Win, 33/34, 1.00 GAA, .971 sv%
Playoff totals: 11 GP, 9-2-0, 0 SO, 1.65 GAA, .946 sv%
Regular season totals: 33 GP, 21-9-1, 7 SO, 1.64 GAA, .936 sv%
Big game Riku! Riku Helenius stopped 33 shots and was named first star for JYP's 4-1 Game Three win over Lahti. Ex-Lightning forward Eric Perrin had a pair of helpers in support of Helenius for JYP. Another former Lightning forward, Radek Smolenak, has yet to hit the scoresheet in the series for Pelicans. Game Four is Saturday.
MHL Finals (Russia Jr.):
Omsk Jr. whipped CSKA Jr. 5-2 in Game One of their Finals series. Nikita Kucherov did not appear for CSKA Jr.