Finland closed a deficit to take a 3-2 shootout victory over Canada on Tuesday in the final qualifying game for both sides in this World Championship in Riga, Latvia.
Maxime Comtois and Brandon Pirri scored for Canada while Arttu Ruotsalainen scored both goals for Finland, including the equalizer with four minutes remaining.
Ruotsalainen was also one of three players to beat Canadian goaltender Darcy Kuemper in a shootout. Canada defeated Finnish goalie Jussi Olkinuora twice.
The Canadians will have to wait before knowing if he will advance to the quarter-finals.
Canada, who finished the first round with three wins, three losses in regulation and one loss in a shootout, must now hope that Germany and Latvia do not go into overtime to secure a place in the quarterfinals. final.
Canada has never missed the knockout phase at the World Championships or the Olympics.