NHL prospect Tolvanen stars as Finland beats Germany

Eeli Tolvanen (20), of Finland, celebrates after scoring a goal against Germany during the second period of the preliminary round of the men's hockey

Eeli Tolvanen (20), of Finland, celebrates after scoring a goal against Germany during the second period of the preliminary round of the men's hockey

Joonas Kemppainen (23), of Finland, celebrates his goal with Teemu Hartikainen (70) and Eeli Tolvanen (20) during the XXX period of the preliminary ro

Joonas Kemppainen (23), of Finland, celebrates his goal with Teemu Hartikainen (70) and Eeli Tolvanen (20) during the XXX period of the preliminary ro

Mika Pyorala (37), of Finland, celebrates after scoring a goal against Germany during the first period of the preliminary round of the men's hockey ga

Mika Pyorala (37), of Finland, celebrates after scoring a goal against Germany during the first period of the preliminary round of the men's hockey ga

Sami Lepisto (18), of Finland, celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal against Germany during the first period of the preliminary round of

Sami Lepisto (18), of Finland, celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal against Germany during the first period of the preliminary round of

Sami Lepisto (18), of Finland, celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal against Germany during the first period of the preliminary round of

Sami Lepisto (18), of Finland, celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal against Germany during the first period of the preliminary round of

Joonas Kemppainen (23), of Finland, shoots a goal against Den Birken Danny Aus (33), of Germany, during the third period of the preliminary round of t

Joonas Kemppainen (23), of Finland, shoots a goal against Den Birken Danny Aus (33), of Germany, during the third period of the preliminary round of t

Joonas Kemppainen (23), of Finland, shoots a goal against Den Birken Danny Aus (33), of Germany, during the third period of the preliminary round of t

Joonas Kemppainen (23), of Finland, shoots a goal against Den Birken Danny Aus (33), of Germany, during the third period of the preliminary round of t

Goalie Mikko Koskinen (19), of Finland, blocks a shot during the third period of the preliminary round of the men's hockey game against Germany at the

Goalie Mikko Koskinen (19), of Finland, blocks a shot during the third period of the preliminary round of the men's hockey game against Germany at the

Sakari Manninen (65), of Finland, and Yannic Seidenberg (36), of Germany, battle for the puck during the third period of the preliminary round of the

Sakari Manninen (65), of Finland, and Yannic Seidenberg (36), of Germany, battle for the puck during the third period of the preliminary round of the

Frank Hordler (48), of Germany, celebrates a goal with his teammates during the third period of the preliminary round of the men's hockey game against

Frank Hordler (48), of Germany, celebrates a goal with his teammates during the third period of the preliminary round of the men's hockey game against

Joonas Kemppainen (23), of Finland, and Moritz Mueller (91), of Germany, watch the puck shot by Eeli Tolvanen 20), of Finland, sails past goalie Den B

Joonas Kemppainen (23), of Finland, and Moritz Mueller (91), of Germany, watch the puck shot by Eeli Tolvanen 20), of Finland, sails past goalie Den B

The puck shot by Frank Hordler, of Germany, sails past goalie Mikko Koskinen (19), of Finland, during the third period of the preliminary round of the

The puck shot by Frank Hordler, of Germany, sails past goalie Mikko Koskinen (19), of Finland, during the third period of the preliminary round of the

Frank Hordler (48), of Germany, celebrates a goal against Finland with his teammates during the third period of the preliminary round of the men's hoc

Frank Hordler (48), of Germany, celebrates a goal against Finland with his teammates during the third period of the preliminary round of the men's hoc

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Eeli Tolvanen had a goal and three assists and as Finland flashed skill and sharp shooting to beat Germany 5-2 Thursday in each team's Olympic opener.

Tolvanen, the Nashville Predators' top prospect, scored at even strength and assisted on a power-play goal by Sami Lepisto and captain Lasse Kukkonen's first goal in the Olympics or world championships since 2006. Former Philadelphia Flyers forward Mika Pyorala also scored for Finland.

Former New York Islanders goaltender Mikko Koskinen, one of the top goaltenders in Russia's Kontinental Hockey League, stopped 22 of 24 shots for the victory. Germany goaltender Danny aus den Birken allowed five goals on 20 shots.

Brooks Macek, who is from Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Frank Hordler scored for Germany, which could not match Finland's firepower.

Dallas Stars prospect Miro Heiskanen had a turnover that led to one of Germany's goals but played a strong game overall.

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