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Ducks prospect Kossila scores highlight-reel goal

The Finnish forward extended his point streak to eight games with a goal of the year candidate.

Kalle Kossila may have been a little known prospect playing in the American Hockey League, but that changed on Friday night after the Finnish forward scored a highlight-reel goal in San Diego’s 5-1 win over the San Jose Barracuda.

Kossila’s first of two third period goals gave the Gulls a 4-0 lead.

“I’ve done it in practice, but obviously a game situation is way different,” Kossila told the team’s website postgame. “The puck happened to stay on the top of my stick, and their defenseman wasn’t pressuring me, so I tried it.”

The goal extended Kossila’s career high point streak to eight games and is the longest point streak in franchise history.

“Kossila’s goal was unbelievable,” said Gulls coach Dallas Eakins. “I’ve been in pro hockey for 30 years and I’ve never seen a player pull that off in a game.”

A native of Kauniainen, Finland, Kossila is in his first full season with the Anaheim Ducks organization after signing as a free agent out of St. Cloud State in March 2016.

The 23-year-old has nine goals and 18 assists in 32 games with San Diego this season.



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