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Posted on Thu, Jan 26, 2012 : 7:12 p.m.

Michigan hockey players show off their best moves

By Pete Cunningham

One of the most famous goals in Michigan hockey history -- or NCAA hockey history, for that matter -- is Mike Legg's lacrosse-style goal against Minnesota in the 1996 NCAA Tournament.

The announcer calling game said "I don't believe I saw what I think I just saw," but Legg's former teammate and current Michigan assistant coach, Brian Wiseman, said the stage Legg did it on may have been shocking, but the move itself wasn't.

"It didn't surprise me that (Legg) could pull something like that off because we'd seen him do it routinely (in practice)," Wiseman said.

Most goals are more basic than Legg's, but as seen in the video above, that doesn't stop players from trying to perfect moves every day after practice that may one day cement them in Michigan hockey lore.

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