STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - MAY 17: (L-R) Per Skroeder, Morten Ask and Lars Lokken of Norway look dejected after the IIHF World Championship quarter final match between Russia and Norway at Ericsson Globe on May 17, 2012 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)
At the IIHF World Championship, Canada is going home after the quarterfinals again thanks to a late Ryan Getzlaf penalty which led to a game-winning powerplay goal by Slovakia.
But for drama, that paled in comparison to how co-host Finland eliminated the United States: New York Islanders property Jesse Joensuu scored two goals, the second coming with just eight seconds left in the game to give Finland the 3-2 win in front of home fans. They'd tied it with seven minutes left in the third period on Mikko Koivu's goal.
Here is post-game reaction from players in the earlier game (including old Isle Miroslav Satan, who scored); I love the open media area where still-dressed players from both teams give their interviews:
Although the IIHF still posts all their stats in user-unfriendly PDF form, they are pretty good at collecting these clips and posting to YouTube. We'll update later when reaction from the Finland-USA game is up. [UPDATE: Video is posted, including Joensuu comments, below the jump.]
Earlier, Russia dispatched Norway, and the final QF game features Sweden and the Czechs. Meanwhile, North America goes home without a medal once again.
Finland - USA Post-Game: Joensuu on the Winner
...and a Three-Minute Island Quickie: Yay for JJ, but still doubtful on his NHL prospects: