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Finland vs. Czech Republic - 02-24-10

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

-After two early games which were fun to watch for varying reasons, this game was bruuuuuutalll. Neither team really pressed the issue on offense. Both were inept on the power play. This was a really rough game.

-Miikka Kiprusoff was probably the strong individual in this game. He made 31 saves to earn a shutout.

-Jaromir Jagr (above), bad neck and all, tried to give an honest effort but he simply wasn't the same player. He was completely ineffective.

-It's a shame. this will probably be Jagr's final Olympic appearance.

-Czech goaltender Tomas Vokoun was strong as well. He only allowed one goal. Finland's second goal was an empty netter.

-Shots were even, 31-31.

-Niklas Hagman led the game with seven shots.

-Tomas Plekanec and Tomas Fleischmann led the Czech Republic with four shots.

-Sam Salo led the game with 24:26 of ice time.

-Marek Zidlicky led the Czech Republic with 21:50.

-Jagr had 11:48 of ice time and two shots.

-Jarkko Ruutu had 12:03 and one shot.

-Game summary.

(Photo: Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press)

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