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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