SM-liiga Game Day: 4-5-12
SM-liiga Semifinals (Finland):
(6) Jokerit 2 @ (4)JYP 3
JYP Leads the Series 2-0
Riku Helenius, JYP, Win, 29/31, 2.00 GAA, .935 sv%
Playoff totals: 5 GP, 5-0-0, 0 SO, 1.55 GAA, .954 sv%
Regular season totals: 33 GP, 21-9-1, 7 SO, 1.64 GAA, .936 sv%
Riku strikes again! He made 29 saves and was named first star in JYP's 3-2 Game Two win over Jokerit. Ex-Lightning forward Eric Perrin and ex-Lightning defenseman Josef Boumedienne both had assists in the match for their respective sides. Game Three is Saturday.
In the other SM-liiga semifinal, Pelicans Lahti took a 2-0 series lead over Blues Espoo. Pelicans is the highest remaining seed in the playoffs, finishing second on the SM-liiga table at the end of the regular season.