SM-liiga Game Day: 12-10-11

SM-liiga (Finland):
JYP 4 @ Lukko 1
Riku Helenius, JYP, Win, 16/17, 1.00 GAA, .941 sv%
Season totals: 15 GP, 9-6-0, 6 SO, 1.47 GAA, .932 sv%

Remember the days when Riku Helenius (pictured) allowing 1 goal in a win would have been exciting? Now, if he doesn't get a shutout, we wonder what went wrong. He's raised the bar that much this season. In fairness, he somewhat made up for it by assisting on JYP's opening goal by Jani Tuppuainen. JYP now sails off into the Channel One Cup break and won't play again until the Tuesday after Christmas against SaiPa. The Channel One Cup will run from 12/15 through 12/18.