SM-Liiga Game Night: 11-27-12
Ilves 1 @ Lukko 3
Anders Lindback, Ilves, L, 2.05 GAA, 25/27 (.926 SV%)
Season totals: 8 GP, 2-5-1, 0 SO, 3.18 GAA, 252/278 (.906 SV%)
Ilves squandered another sharp effort from Anders Lindback again, falling in regulation to Lukko after nearly being shutout until former Lightning draftee Matias Sointu scored to bring Ilves within a goal with just under two minutes remaining. Lukko scored the insurance goal soon after with Lindback pulled for the extra-attacker. Lindback has now posted a .910+ SV% in five of the eight starts, including the last four, he has made since joining his club. Excluding his second start against SaiPa during which he was blown up for seven goals, Lindback has posted a 2.65 GAA and .920 SV% on average backstopping the league's worst team. Ilves (4-15-3-3, 21 points) is off until Friday when they will host fourth-place Kalpa (11-7-5-4, 47 points), which is only, at the moment, a regulation victory from co-leading the league.