Off The Grid: How It All Finnishes

One minute left in regulation in the Finlandia Finals, and the two teams, Porin Assat and Rauman Lukko are tied at 3 heading into the last minute of play...



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Assist to Jussi Kalmi for the photo and team. Thanks Jussi!


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One minute left in regulation in the Finlandia Finals, and the two teams, Porin Assat and Rauman Lukko are tied at 3 heading into the last minute of play.

Tutti Wissil drops the puck at centre, and it's won by Tommy Veriigrittii of Rauman. He passes it to Taaken Bighitten who gets PLASTERED against the glass near the centre line.


The puck is turned over to Gotti Pukken, who skates it into the Rauman zone. He looks to pass, 45 seconds remain, he slips a check from Luusi Defensspooriin and has his eyes on the goal. Hoggi Pukwantten is behind the net banging his stick calling for the puck. The crowd is going absolutely nuts!


Gotti skates with it, and slips another check, looks cross-ice along the blueline and feeds it wide to Soopa Passii. Passii fakes a shot. Porin is looking strong late in the game here.


Soopa Passii looks for options, the defense is stacked in front of Rauman's netminder.


30 seconds remain...Porin Assat has done the unthinkable and pulled Canta Maakasaav from the net to gain a 6th attacker. WHAT IS COACH WIINHOPIIN DOING?!?!?!


20 seconds remain...Scoree Topnetten comes from the bench and joins his team in the offensive zone. 6 on 5 as Topnetten screams across to the left halfboard and Soopa Passii dishes him one tape to tape.


10 seconds left...Porin in control! Scoree cuts towards the goal, dangles it past Shurris Bigginslowin...


...he's alone out front, takes the shot...


GOAL!!!!! GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAALLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!


Topnetten scores!


He lifted the puck above Sammi Chokkinlaaten's glove and it went bar-down into the net with 3 seconds left. The home crowd is ROARING!!!!!!


3 seconds remain and the puck is dropped at centre ice, draw is won by Suntu Retiirii of Rauman, Gotno Fuukkiinchaanssen slaps it as the buzzer goes before it even leaves the neutral zone!

PORIN WINS! PORIN WINS! PORIN WINS!

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