GIF: Granlund Scores Goal of the Playoffs in Overtime

Mikael Granlund falls to the ice but still manages to score a highlight-reel goal

Mikael Granlund may have scored the best goal of this year’s NHL playoffs during Game Three of the quarter-final series between the Colorado Avalanche and the Minnesota Wild.

In a breathtaking display of skill and persistence in overtime, the Wild forward maneuvered around the entire Avalanche defense. Granlund maintained control of the puck with impressive agility, even as he fell to the ice. In a climactic finish, he managed to shoot the puck into the net, marking an unforgettable first career playoff goal.

Mikael Granlund scores the best goal of the 2014 NHL playoffs in overtime

This incredible feat not only showcased Granlund’s individual talent but also revitalized the Wild’s campaign in the playoffs. With this goal, Granlund has dramatically brought the Wild back into contention. They now trail the Avalanche by only one game in the series.

Granlund’s goal was both personal milestone and a pivotal moment for the team. It has shifted the momentum of the series, injecting hope and energy back into the Wild’s pursuit of playoff success. His ability to perform under pressure and deliver such a critical goal speaks volumes about his potential and importance to the team.

The acquisitions of veterans Zach Parise and Ryan Suter in 2012 have strengthened Minnesota as a competitor. However, the development and emergence of young stars like Mikael Granlund are essential for the team’s long-term competitiveness.

Granlund scores some of most skilful goals in hockey today.

The lack of physicality presented by the 9th overall pick has been a concern among NHL scouts. But, in an era where skill and speed become increasingly more important than size, Granlund likely has a strong career ahead of him.

As the series progresses, all eyes will be on Granlund to see if he can continue to make such impactful contributions. His remarkable goal will undoubtedly be remembered as one of the top NHL highlights from these playoffs. He has set a high standard for what is still to come in this intense series.

Photo Source: Hannah Foslien.

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