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Mikael Granlund Goal: Sick Lacrosse Move Lifts Finland Over Russia In World Championships (VIDEO)

First Posted: 05/14/11 12:37 AM ET Updated: 01/16/12 08:16 AM ET

You have to see this one to believe it. It's already been dubbed a "goal for the ages," "the goal of the year" and the "lacrosse goal" you can't miss.

Mikael Granlund, a 19-year-old forward for Finland, scored a goal in the second period of the World Hockey Championships semifinal that became an instant YouTube hit.

In a seamless full-speed move, Granlund lifted the puck into the air with his stick, dragged several feet in mid-air, and swatted it into the net, making the goalie look silly, and giving Finland a 1-0 lead. They never looked back, winning the game 3-0 Friday for a date with Sweden in the gold medal game.

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