Canadians ahead of secured first place in the group, and the Finns, if successful, could climb to third place and then get out in the playoffs on a team which is often at the last tournament put a spoke in the wheel.

The game began with a quick exchange of goals: the puck of Mitchell Marner Finns responded within 22 seconds washer Yani Lajunen. But less than a full minute (58 seconds) Colton Parayko sold the most and brought "Maple leaves" forward again.