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NHL Saves of the Week: February 2 – 8

NHL Saves of the Week: February 2 – 8

If there is one word that could be used to describe this week’s best saves, it would be “unique.” Carey Price and Carter Hutton battle for the top spot with two of the most creative, and interesting saves you will see this entire season. It’s hard to believe another week has gone by and it’s already time for the NHL saves of the week from February 2nd to 8th:

Michal Neuvirth – Buffalo Sabres


John Tavares had all day to wind up and aim this shot, but Neuvirth still robbed him!

Frederik Andersen – Anaheim Ducks


Andersen didn’t track the initial shot cleanly, but he made up for it on the rebound attempt!

Semyon Varlamov – Colorado Avalanche


It was a bit of an accidental two-pad stack, but it worked for Varlamov.

James Reimer – Toronto Maple Leafs


2015 has not been kind to the Maple Leafs, but Reimer has had some flashes of brilliance.

Marc-André Fleury – Pittsburgh Penguins


Not the strongest shot from Hudler, but great awareness by Fleury to get his glove back!

Keith Kinkaid – New Jersey Devils


Rookie Keith Kinkaid has been an exciting surprise for the New Jersey Devils in goal.

Curtis McElhinney – Columbus Blue Jackets


It’s not an easy task filling in for Bobrovsky, but McElhinney is doing the job quite well!

Mike Smith – Arizona Coyotes


Does Mike Smith have his mojo back? This great toe stop in overtime is a good sign!

Carey Price – Montreal Canadiens


Sheer brilliance from Carey Price to react in time to get a piece of this shot. Amazing.

Carter Hutton – Nashville Predators


This diving stop from Hutton was most certainly the save of the week, and has a very good chance of being the save of the year.

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.