There’s no better way for a goalie to debut on the World Championship stage than with a shutout. Antti Raanta delivered the goods with 36 saves as host Finland beat Slovakia 2-0 for its first regulation victory of 2013.
"Of course it was great to get a shutout," said Raanta. "But I just wanted the win, to get a good start for me and three points for the team."
Juhamatti Aaltonen tallied the winner, and Finnish scoring leader Petri Kontiola added a goal and an assist