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Canada’s Goalie Makes Incredible Save During World Juniors Bronze Medal Game (Video)

While the entire nation was likely disappointed that they were playing in the Bronze Medal game at the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships in Calgary, Canadians were treated to a brilliant performance by its nation’s lads, as Canada blanked Finland 4-0 to secure third place in the tournament. The victory was a testament to the bounce-back ability of goaltender Mark Visentin, who recovered admirably by blanking the Finns by making 27 saves after giving up five third period goals to Russia in the gold-medal final.

And of those 27 saves, none were more remarkable, amazing and uncanny than the one in the above video. During the third period, Visentin snatched a puck out of thin air with a behind the back save after the puck trickled down his back and landing in his glove, robbing Joonas Donskoi of a certain goal. Obviously, words cannot do justice to how miraculous Visentin’s save was, so have a look-see.

[Video via Deadspin]