MALMO, SWEDEN - Juuse Saros has a good idea of what he’s going to see Saturday from the Canadians.
“They like to play in the corners, the forwards, and then come to the goal,” Saros, Finland’s goaltender, said after his team held an optional practice at the Malmo Arena Friday.
“Then three or four players come to the goal, so I have to be awake on that. I have to battle for my own space in net and not allow them to come there.”
Two of Canada’s goals against Switzerland in the quarterfinal came from the edge of the crease, and the Canadians have buzzed around every netminder they’ve faced in the 2014 world junior championship.
The Finns have not done well recently against Canada in the tournament, losing eight in a row, with its last win coming in 2002.