Finland earns first win of WJC with rout of Slovakia

Slovakia's forward Oliver Okuliar, left, and Finland's goaltender Justus Annunen during the 2020 IIHF World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. (Vladimir Prycek/CTK via AP)

TRINEC, Czech Republic — Forward Aku Raty recorded a couple goals, while his brother Aatu Raty, Joonas Oden, and Patrik Puistola each added a goal and an assist as Finland (1-0-1-0) completed an 8-1 rout of Slovakia (1-0-0-1). Justus Annunen made 25 in what was Finland’s first win of the tournament. The defending champions dropped their opener to Sweden 3-2 in overtime.

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