Granlund’s lacrosse goal gets him a stamp in Finland

Mikael Granlund's lacrosse-style goal in Finland's semi-final win against Russia - arguably the most memorable moment of the 2011 IIHF World Championship - was commemorated on a postage stamp.

It was the opening goal of the 3-0 victory in Bratislava when the 19-year-old forward lifted the puck on his stick behind the net to shovel it past a surprised Russian goalkeeper, Konstantin Barulin.

Granlund's game-winner led Finland to the gold medal game, which it won against archrival Sweden, 6-1. It was Finland's second world title after 1995 when the Finns defeated Sweden in the gold medal game on the opponent's ice in Stockholm.

Itella Posti, Finland's national mail company, depicted the goal on a stamp that went on sale on Friday. Fittingly, it's a stamp for first-class mail worth

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