In Red Wings Land
Kivenmaki assisted on Team Finland’s fifth goal, scored by Elias Laitamaki, in the 6-5 victory over Team USA. He had one shot and finished even.
”Pretty good, I guess,” Kivenmaki said. “There was a couple of chances but I played a little bit simple but it’s pretty good overall, I think.”
The Red Wings’ 7th round pick might end up being a good player, eh? He apparently played well in yesterday’s game against Sweden too.
Despite not having Lundell or Kakko, the Finns could score thanks in large part to their transition and opportunism, but players like Puistola (CAR), Kivenmaki (DET), Ranta (COL), and Tanus in particular showed skill, while others like Joonas Oden (UD) challenged with speed/power— Chris Peters (@chrismpeters) August 3, 2019
You know who didn’t play well? Jonatan Berggren... but that’s because he wasn’t in the lineup.
Team Sweden coach Tomas Monten said #RedWings prospect Jonatan Berggren is fine, no injury, just held him out to be extra careful so he will be ready for his upcoming season with Skellefteå. Said Berggren “is really pissed at me” for holding him out.— Dana Wakiji (@Dwakiji) August 3, 2019
I’m just glad that him sitting isn’t injury related. I don’t want to see his back problem become a persistent thing.
The Joe Veleno Show: Part III
Joe Veleno just keeps on producing. Love to see it.
Around the League
This hockey sleeve is INSANE.— NHL (@NHL) August 3, 2019
( FB/Justin Brodeur Patrick Belliveau) pic.twitter.com/nwjymPtEhd
That’s some dedication right there.