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Pokka Captures Gold at World Juniors

The Islanders prospect wins gold as Finland downs Sweden 3-2 in overtime at WJC.

Sunday, 01.05.2014 / 6:41 PM / News
By Sarah Holzberg
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Pokka Captures Gold at World Juniors
The Islanders prospect wins gold as Team Finland downs Team Sweden 3-2 in overtime at WJC.
Ville Pokka (12) celebrates a goal during Finland's 3-2 overtime win over Sweden on Sunday. (courtesy: IIHF)

Islanders prospect Ville Pokka, and Team Finland, won World Junior gold Sunday, beating Team Sweden 3-2 in overtime in the championship game. Pokka, the Islanders second-round selection in 2012, was plus-two in the final and finished the tournament with one goal and three assists. Pokka was named one of Finland’s top-three players by the coaches and his plus-seven rating was the highest amongst all defensemen in the tournament.

Finland lost twice in the preliminary round, including a 4-2 setback against the host Swedes, but turned it on in the playoffs, beating Canada 5-1 in the semifinals before edging its rival in the final.

Click here to read the full recap of the gold medal game. (IIHF)

Click here for the official scoresheet. (IIHF)

Click here for the list of defensive scoring leaders. (IIHF)

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 22 16 5 1 61 52 33
2 TBL 22 14 6 2 77 60 30
3 PIT 19 13 4 2 69 44 28
4 NYI 20 14 6 0 68 57 28
5 BOS 22 13 9 0 57 54 26
6 DET 20 10 5 5 55 49 25
7 TOR 21 11 8 2 67 63 24
8 OTT 19 9 6 4 52 50 22
9 WSH 20 9 8 3 56 54 21
10 NJD 21 9 9 3 53 61 21
11 FLA 18 7 5 6 40 47 20
12 NYR 19 8 7 4 52 58 20
13 PHI 19 8 9 2 57 60 18
14 CAR 20 6 11 3 48 62 15
15 CBJ 20 6 12 2 49 72 14
16 BUF 21 6 13 2 36 70 14

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 20 8 12 -4 20
B. Nelson 20 10 9 5 19
K. Okposo 20 5 14 -1 19
R. Strome 20 4 11 9 15
J. Boychuk 19 2 11 7 13
F. Nielsen 20 5 7 5 12
N. Kulemin 20 4 7 0 11
N. Leddy 20 5 4 8 9
M. Grabovski 17 4 5 5 9
J. Bailey 12 3 4 5 7
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 9 4 0 .918 2.42
C. Johnson 5 2 0 .876 3.33

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