SM-Liiga Game Day: 11-3-12

SM-Liiga (Finland)
Ilves 4 vs. Blues 3

Anders Lindback, Ilves, W, 3.00 GAA, 16/19 (.842 SV%)
Season totals: 3 GP, 1-1-1, 0 SO, 4.22 GAA, 86/99 (.867 SV%)

After being roughed up by SaiPa on Thursday night, Tampere rallied from a goal down in the third period to edge past Espoo Saturday for Anders Lindback's first win with his new club. Ilves enjoyed nearly twice as many shots as the Blues in the game and Lindback was sparely tested until the third period when the Blues hit double-digits in shots. Michael Keranen led the way for Tampere with an early goal and an assist (along with Mikael Kuronen) on Matias Chord's game-winner with roughly ten minutes left in regulation. Ilves heads into the November break with a league-worst 19 total points and does not play again until the Tuesday after next (the 13th) when they will face a formidable Oulu Karpat squad that is currently in third-place with 37 points but only a single point out of first.

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