Finland rebounds with shutout victory over Kazakhstan

Finland celebrates its win over Kazakhstan. (Jonathan Hayward/CP)

The Finns (1-1) rebounded by blanking Kazakhstan 5-0 in the late game Thursday.

Finland peppered Kazakhstan with 56 shots as Aleksi Heponiemi, Kaapo Kakko, Otto Latvala, Aarne Talvitie and Samuli Vainionpaa found the back of the net.

Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen made 18 saves for the shutout, while Vladislav Nurek made 51 saves in a losing cause.

Kazakhstan is slated to play the U.S. on Friday.

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