Thursday, March 15, 2007

Finnish Elite League Playoffs

The Finnish Elite League started their playoffs today. Fans of Kärpät were nervous with their "rookie" goaltender facing his first ever FEL playoff game, but Tuomas Tarkki once again silenced the critics with an outstanding performance, guiding Kärpät to a 3-0 win over the Pelicans. The former Wildcat saw just 24 shots all game.

Pictures and a Finnish description of the action is available from the Oulun Kärpät website.

For those that aren't quite familiar with the FEL playoff system, it's not too different than the CCHA playoffs. Kärpät was awarded a bye (from what I understand of this schedule) and is in a best of seven series to advance to the quarterfinals.

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