Finland overcame a slow start against France to earn a 3-1 victory Monday night at Hartwall Arena. The host Finns remain unbeaten through three games.

Juhamatti Aaltonen had a goal and an assist, and Janne Pesonen and Ville Viitaluoma also tallied for Finland. Team scoring leader Petri Kontiola added two helpers.

"We made it a little too difficult for ourselves," said Kontiola. "It wasn't anything they did, we made it difficult. Something's still missing from our game."[backPid]=7123&cHash=33d54a2bed