European Game Day: 4-7-12
SM-liiga Semifinals (Finland):
(4)JYP 3 @ (6)Jokerit 2 (OT)
JYP Leads the Series 3-0
Riku Helenius, JYP, Win, 29/31, 1.45 GAA, .935 sv%
Playoff totals: 6 GP, 6-0-0, 0 SO, 1.53 GAA, .951 sv%
Regular season totals: 33 GP, 21-9-1, 7 SO, 1.64 GAA, .936 sv%
Ossi Louhivaara's goal at 2:16 of double overtime lifted JYP to a 3-2 Game Three win over Jokerit. JYP and starter Riku Helenius still have yet to lose a game in these playoffs. JYP goes for the sweep on Monday.
In the other Semifinal series, Espoo won 2-1 in OT to cut Lahti's series lead in half at 2-1.
MHL Western Conference Finals (Russia Jr.)
Dimitri Kugryshev's hat trick led CSKA Jr. to a 5-3 Game Two win over Mytischi Jr. CSKA Jr. leads the series 2-0 with Game Three on Tuesday. Nikita Kucherov did not appear for CSKA Jr.