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Clip of a devastated Mikey DiPietro getting consoled by Finnish goaltender Luukkonen is both heartbreaking and heartwarming

So many emotions. I don't know how to feel...

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In case you somehow missed it, team Finland SHOCKED team Canada last night, earning a 2-1 overtime victory to eliminate Canada from the 2019 World Junior Championships on home soil.

Canada had a 1-0 lead until just 46 seconds left when Finnish forward Eeli Tolvanen threw the puck on goal, had it bounce off teammate Hepponiemi and past Canadian goaltender Michael DiPietro.

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In overtime it was Toni Utunen who ended Canada’s gold medal dreams after Evan Dobson had his stick explode on a glorious opportunity:


Jubilation for Finland and heartbreak for Canada. Perhaps no one was more heartbroken though than Canadian goaltender Michael DiPietro. The Vancouver Canucks prospect was absolutely INCREDIBLE in goal for Canada and had the Vancouver crowd chanting his name after her stared down Tolvanen on a third period breakaway. 

After the game, with the entire Finnish team celebrating just behind him, DiPietro slumped down into a heap in his goal crease. Just then, Finnish goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen skated toward his teammates to celebrate, but not before showing some respect toward his opponent.

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Classy move by a classy player. The Buffalo Sabres prospect just earned himself a lot of social credit with Canadian fans for that small gesture.