Niko Kapanen-1Goal 1Assist. Niko, in my opinion, was the best player on the ice. He Constantly created scoring chances working extreamly hard wining puck battles and made a beutiful pass to Jukka Hentunen on the gamewining goal. He also scored on a tip from a Sami Salo shot. Grade= A Niklas Hagman- Was far and away the best player who didnt register a point. He probably worked harder than anyone els on the ice by doing that he drew two penalties. Had a couple great scoring chaces in the 1st period created mostly by himself. Grade= B+ Ville Peltonen- 1Assist. Please come back to the NHL Ville! Peltonen created the most offensive scoring chances on the team, was briliant on the cycle and the forecheck. In all of his shifts in the first period he created something offensively and looked like Selanne of a few years ago while doing it. Grade= A Jere Lehtinen- 1Assist. Made things happen on the big line, causeing turnovers in the offensive zone playing hard along the boards. Grade=B Saku Koivu. 1Goal. His goal early in the 3rd was key in giving the Finns momentum on their offensive outburst. Played great allaround, especially on the forechek. Grade=B Kimmo Timonen-1Assist. Timonen was exceptional in the offensive zone. Was taking alot of shots and jumping up on the play acting as a 4th forward. Grade=C+ Olli Jokinen- Was the only player on the team to be penalized, luckly it didnt cost his team. He still played hard taking the body in the corners and created some offensive opportunities. Grade=C+ Miikka Kiprusoff- Was not tested often but when he was, he never got caught out of position. Made a brilliant glove save on I beleive Jagr which got the fans and his teammates pumped. Grade=B- Mikko Koivu-1Assists. Got his first nerveracking experience with the big boys but didnt look out of place. I don't recall him making any mistakes. Showed a bit of a physical game. Grade=C+ Teppo Numminen-1Assist. The veteran leader played a solid game racking up alot of icetime. Grade= C+ Sami Salo-1Assist. As usual Sami played strong allaround game. Was one of the best players in the 3rd period. Grade=C+ Tuomo Ruutu- Was probably the most physical player on the ice. Looked like he was a bit nervous with the puck but was good without it. Grade=C Jarko Ruutu- Didn't do his job which was to be very physical and get in eveyones face. Still did a fine job killing penalties. Grade=C Teemu Selanne- Was'nt a contributer to the big lines offense, it seemed like he wanted to do things himslef a bit too much... looked like he did when playing in Colorado. Grade=D Juka Hentunen-1Goal. Other than scoring the gamewiner in the 1st he didn't do anything worth taking note of. Grade=C+ Mikko Eloranta-1 Goal. Played a good 1st period and added a goal in the 3rd. Again didn't do much. Grade=C. Janne Niinimaa- Didnt impress me at all. All I remeber of him was a few shots. Grade=C- Aki Berg- Did nothing of value. Made a mistake trying to hold the line which lead to what the refs called an intentional offside that coulve cost the team. Grade=C Toni Lydman- Got very limited ice time. All I can remeber of him was when he jumped up into the play at the wrong time. Grade=C 3 Stars 1.Kapanen 2.Peltonen 3.S.Koivu If you have any agreements, disagreements or anything els you'd like to add please post them.