SM-Liiga Game Night: 12-5-12
Ilves 3 vs. Tappara 0
Anders Lindback, Ilves, W, 0.00 GAA, 37/37 (1.000 SV%)
Season totals: 11 GP, 3-6-2, 2 SO, 2.67 GAA, 348/378 (.921 SV%)
Anders Lindback delivered another dandy of a performance and new addition Danielle Paille scored an empty-netter to help Ilves close out a very competitive visiting squad in Tappara. Lindback, who ran his shutout streak to 125 consecutive minutes with Wednesday's victory, now boasts the 5th-best save-percentage in the league. Ilves, if you'll recall, lost its last game 1-0 in a shootout. Ex-Lightning prospect Matias Sointu also scored for Ilves. On Friday, Ilves (5-16-3-4, 25 points) will travel to take on KalPa (13-7-5-5, 54 points), one of the league leaders in the standings.