Finland vs Czech by Tepukka
Finland against Czech in O2 arena at Praha where the atmosphere is going to be incredible.
Czech will surely to get huge motivation boost when they play in front of full home audience but I don't see it's going to be enough against Finland. Jagr participation is still question mark when we didn't see him anymore in the field against Switzerland after 1rd period. No doubt Jagr will give much to the team and even he wouldn't play on this match the team surely wants to give success to their star player, but I don't see that would be enough.
Finland has performed overall good in this tournament if we don't count the first 5-1 loss to team USA in first round. They have two really good goalkeepers(Rinne, Saros) and I see them keep the good defending up in this game like they did against Russia. Finland has always struggled of scoring goals but when they needed them most against Russia last game they were able to make them.
With really good goalkeeper + defense I see Czech to have big problems to score goals against Finland and I believe Finland will do eventually necessary goals to win this match and proceed towards next round. Fun fact that zero goals have been scored against Finland in this tournament when the opponent has played powerplay against them. Good luck all!
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