Jokinen Nets Two, Finns Win BronzeFebruary 28, 2010, by
Fresh off their embarrassing 6-1 loss in the semi finals to Team USA, Team Finland rebounded nicely in the bronze medal game last night, defeating Team Slovakia to win the Bronze medal. The Finns showed some tremendous poise, netting four goals in the third period to erase a 3-1 deficit to win 5-3.
The comeback was led by Rangers center Olli Jokinen, who scored two goals two minutes apart. These goals tied the game, and then gave the Finns the lead for good.
Valterri Filpulla Valtteri Filppula added an empty netter to seal the deal for the Finns.
Rangers forward Marian Gaborik, who suffered a lower body injury in the semi finals game, scored a goal for the Slovaks.
Team USA faces off against Team Canada for the gold today at 3pm.