Ilves 2 @ SaiPa 7
Anders Lindback , Ilves, L, 7.00 GAA, 32/39 (.820 SV%)
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, 0 SO, 4.82 GAA, 70/80 (.875 SV%)
After losing his SM-Liiga debut to HPK in overtime Tuesday night, locked-out Lightning G Anders Lindback and his Ilves teammates were beaten like a drum Thursday night by SaiPa, which jumped out to a 2-0 first period lead and never looked back. Jyrki Jokipakka, with his first goal of the night, got Ilves within one just 24 seconds into the second period but SaiPa quickly countered and, by the end of the regulation, had rattled off five more goals to complete the onslaught. Ilves is next in action on Saturday against the Espoo Blues.