Canadian Patrick Chan third after short program at Finlandia Trophy

ESPOO, Finland - Three-time world figure skating champion Patrick Chan of Toronto is third after Saturday's short program at the Finlandia Trophy.

Maxim Kovtun of Russia scored 88.26 in the short program to lead heading into Sunday's free skate, while American Nathan Chen is second with 87.50. Chan, who stumbled out of both his quad jump and triple Axel, scored 84.59.

"Not a great skate," Chan said about his season debut. "But the reason I came here was to get comfortable skating in an international event again. There's a lot of new things happening and the energy on the ice before the program was all different for me."

Chan recently announced a coaching change. He's training out of Canton, Mich., with Marina Zoueva, the former coach of Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir.

The men's free skate is Sunday.


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