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GIF- Son Of Sami With The Gold Medal Goal For Finland

Kasperi Kapanen with the gold medal goal in OT for the Finland win.

 

 

added 4:36pm, Game recap is below...

added 4:46pm, Another view of the goal is below too...

from Lucas Aykroyd of the IIHF website,

In the Russian zone, Aleksi Saarela found Kapanen, who eluded defenceman Sergei Boikov and circled the net to score on a wrap-around as goalie Alexander Georgiev lunged haplessly with his stick.

This is Finland’s fourth World Junior gold medal of all time. They also won in 1987, 1998, and 2014. They have now earned gold at two out of the last three tournaments.

This is now the most successful era in Finnish U20 history.

It was a euphoric moment of redemption for Kapanen, who had faced some criticism for scoring just once in last year's World Juniors. His second goal of this year's tournament will live forever in Finnish hockey lore.

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