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Canadiens prospect scores incredible between-the-legs goal in NCAA game

Ryan Poehling pulls off beauty for St. Cloud State against North Dakota

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Ryan Poehling just wanted to convert a breakaway, so the Montreal Canadiens prospect went into his bag of tricks and pulled off a beauty.

The forward for St. Cloud State University scored an incredible between-the-legs goal for the first of his two goals in the Huskies' 4-3 overtime win against North Dakota.

Tweet from @NCAAIceHockey: Are you kidding me?St. Cloud State's Ryan Poehling with the honors. pic.twitter.com/b4nHyGS6zy

With the score tied at 2 in the third period, and playing 4-on-4, Poehling took an outlet pass from defenseman Jon Lizotte and stickhandled in on goal, before going full-on Marek Malik to beat Fighting Hawks goalie Cam Johnson.

The goal wowed the crowd, and his teammates on the bench, but Poehling, who was picked by the Canadiens in the first round (No. 25) of the 2017 NHL Draft, only attempted because of his struggles converting breakaways in the first place.

"I've probably had 15 breakaways this year, and that was the third one I put in the back of the net," Poehling told the St. Cloud State website. "I was just trying to try something different. That's the only move that I kind of can do, so it was good to finally break that out."

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