As far as the game goes, Sami Kapanen was out with a bad back, so Hartikainen was bumped up to the first line with Tommi Miettinen and Kalle Kerman. Hartikainen responded with a beauty of a game - two assists, six shots and a plus two rating.
In the four games since his service ended, his stat line looks strong:
|Games 23-26: Teemu Hartikainen||4||2||2||4||1||1||15:16||2||20||10.00|
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