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World Juniors 2021

"It was just an amazing goal;" Elmer Söderblom's limitless skill on full display in Swedish win

Sweden's Albin Sundsvik seemed almost at a loss for words when I asked him for comment on Elmer Söderblom's 4-1 goal in the third period.

"Yeah, it’s amazing," Sundsvik told EliteProspects. "He’s a big guy, but he’s got really good hands as well. That was really cool to see. It was just an amazing goal."

Even that might sell it short.

The Swedes won a defensive zone face-off, and carried the puck unabated into the offensive zone. They entered the power play formation, and Söderblom took his position at the net-front -- an apt posture for someone with his towering 6-foot-8 frame.

As the puck careened around the edges of the offensive zone, Söderblom shimmied to his right ever so slightly. Lucas Raymond sent him a perfect pass, and Söderblom pulled the puck between his legs as he corraled it, be

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