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Ex-Kings winger sends Finland to semifinals

Updated: September 6, 2004, 5:22 PM ET
Associated Press

HELSINKI, Finland -- Mikko Eloranta tipped a shot past Olaf Kolzig with 3:22 left, lifting Finland to a 2-1 win over Germany on Monday and into semifinals of the World Cup of Hockey.

"It was the biggest goal in my career, but hopefully there will be another even bigger goal," said Eloranta, one of only two players from the Finnish League on Finland's roster.

Defenseman Kimmo Timonen took a pass from Olli Jokinen and fired the shot from the point that Eloranta deflected just ...

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