SM-liiga Game Day: 4-17-12

SM-liiga Finals (Finland):
(4)JYP 6 @ (2)Pelicans Lahti 2
Series Tied at 1-1
Riku Helenius, JYP, Win, 28/30, 2.00 GAA, .933 sv%
Playoff totals: 10 GP, 8-2-0, 0 SO, 1.71 GAA, .944 sv%
Regular season totals: 33 GP, 21-9-1, 7 SO, 1.64 GAA, .936 sv%

Ex-Lightning forward Eric Perrin (pictured circa the old school) had 1 goal and 2 assists and was named first star in JYP's critical 6-2 Game Two win over Pelicans Lahti. Lightning prospect Riku Helenius improved to 8-2 in the postseason in the victory. Wild draft pick Niko Hovinen, who had a shutout in Game One, allowed 5 goals on 43 shots in defeat in Game Two. JYP again outshot Pelicans; this time by a 44-30 margin. Game Three is Thursday.