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NHL Saves of the Week: October 7 – 11

NHL Saves of the Week: October 7 – 11

Hockey is back, which means InGoal‘s top ten saves of the week count down has also returned! Every Monday we will be counting down the previous week’s ten best saves from across the league, just like we did last season. All seems right in the world, doesn’t it?

Goaltenders usually take some time to get going at the beginning of the season, but not this year! Nobody started the season hotter than the king, Henrik Lundqvist, who appears twice on this list. Now enjoy the top ten saves for the week of October 7th to 11th:

#10
Mike Condon – Montreal Canadiens

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Mike Condon won the backup role in training camp, and showed exactly why in his first career start.

#9
Antti Niemi – Dallas Stars

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Antti Niemi started his Dallas Stars career in the best way possible: With a shutout and a massive stop on Phil Kessel in the final minute.

#8
Carey Price – Montreal Canadiens

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Carey Price is already back doing his thing. Was there ever any doubt?

#7
Roberto Luongo – Florida Panthers

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If there were any doubts about Roberto Luongo’s age, he put those to rest pretty early this season.

#6
Martin Jones – San Jose Sharks

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Martin Jones is also off to a tremendous start as a Shark. He also turned in a shutout in his home debut.

#5
Steve Mason – Philadelphia Flyers

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3-on-3 overtime sets the stage for some pretty incredible saves, like this one from Steve Mason!

#4
Mike Smith – Arizona Coyotes

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Mike Smith is on the road to a having a bounce back season. Saves like this are a great start!

#3
Henrik Lundqvist – New York Rangers

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Henrik Lundqvist was out of his MIND in this game against Columbus.

#2
Karri Ramo – Calgary Flames

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Karri Ramo busted out the rarely-seen blocker windmill! A classic.

#1
Henrik Lundqvist – New York Rangers

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Even when Lundqvist was caught out of his net, he was pulling stuff like this. Simply incredible.

About The Author

Greg Balloch

Greg Balloch is a Vancouver-based writer for InGoal Magazine, broadcaster for Sportsnet 650, and goaltending coach. His career began in Hamilton, Ontario with the Junior 'A' Hamilton Red Wings, before moving to Vancouver to cover the Canucks on the radio and work with the Surrey Eagles of the BCHL. A lifelong goaltender, he has been teaching the position for over a decade.