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Russian hockey player scores awesome lacrosse-style goal

Russia mopped the ice with Japan in the quarterfinal round of the Winter Universiade tournament, and they also scored some serious style points in the process.

With a five-goal lead in the final minutes of the game, 20-year old right winger Kirill Pilipenko scored one of those lacrosse-style goals that was popularized by Michigan's Mike Legg back in the day.

Russia's Kirill Pilipenko scores 'lacrosse style' goal vs Japan in the 2017 Winter Universiade Quarterfinal... 👀 pic.twitter.com/gINjglFERv

— Robert Söderlind (@HockeyWebCast) February 6, 2017

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That's one way to throw some salt in the wound, Russia.