SM-liiga Game Day: 4-21-12
SM-liiga Finals (Finland):
(4)JYP 5 @ (2)Pelicans Lahti 4 (OT)
JYP Leads the Series 3-1
Riku Helenius, JYP, Win, 49/53, 3.28 GAA, .925 sv%
Playoff totals: 12 GP, 10-2-0, 0 SO, 1.80 GAA, .944 sv%
Regular season totals: 33 GP, 21-9-1, 7 SO, 1.64 GAA, .936 sv%
One win away. Former Lightning forward Eric Perrin had the primary assist on Harri Pesonen's goal at 13:26 of overtime to lift JYP to a 5-4 Game Four win over Pelicans Lahti. Ex-Lightning draft pick Radek Smolenak, who had been scoreless in the series' previous 4 games, did everything he could to deliver the series tying win for Lahti. He had 2 goals and 1 assist, including the game tying goal with 27 seconds left in the Third Period to force overtime. But, in the end, JYP took Lahti's best punch and are now one victory away from being able to call themselves champions.