Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Ode to Hockey Goalies

It's a slow day, a slower night, I'm not up for anything serious, and the NHL season is only 14 days away, starting with the Penguins @ Flyers on 1/13 at 2:30 pm PST. So I'm going to post this terrific video highlighting goalie saves. Watch their windmill saves, watch them stack their pads, their backhand saves, their amazing stick saves, and their sprawling saves. There's something different about goalies. This captures a slice of it. Go full screen.

Here's my favorite save of all time, by Marc-André Fleury of the Pittsburgh Penguins, a diving save in the last seconds of the final game of the 2008-2009 Stanley Cup finals to stop a shot by Nicklas Lidström of the Detroit Red Wings with 1.5 seconds left to win the Cup for the Penguins:

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