After dropping Game Three tonight at home against the Cincinnati Cyclones 4-2 to fall behind 3-0 in the series, things are looking bleak for the Elmira Jackals. Kevin Quick got his first playoff assist on a late third period helper on a Mike Sgroi goal, but it was too little too late for the Jackals.
Elmira lost both games in Cincinatti over the weekend. They were pounded 8-3 last Friday (4/24) in Game One and lost a much closer matchup 5-4 in overtime in Game Two the following night (4/25).
Riku Helenius saw mop up duty in Game One of the series allowing 4 goals on 9 shots. It was his second appearance of a playoffs he might rather forget. Helenius is 0-1-0 with a 6.91 GAA and a brutal .787 save percentage thus far.
Quick has the 1 assist and is -6 in 8 games thus far.
Martins Karsums had 25 penalty minutes and 2 shots on goal in 6:32 as Latvia defeated Austria 2-0. Karsums received a game misconduct for boarding midway through the match.
Johan Harju had 2 shots on goal and was -1 as Sweden rebounded to defeat Team USA 6-5 in overtime. Harju and his lifelong teammate Linus Omark were held scoreless for the first time in the tournament in the match.
Karri Ramo backed up Pekka Rinne as Finland defeated the Czech Republic 4-3.
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Johan Harju had an assist and 1 shot on goal in 14:05, but it was not enough as Latvia upset Sweden 3-2 in penalty shots. Martins Karsums had a power play assist and scored on his attempt in the shootout session. Harju's lifelong teammate and Edmonton property Linus Omark had 2 assists and 4 shots on goal in 16:15.
Karri Ramo allowed 1 goal on 19 shots in Finland's 5-1 win over Denmark.