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NHL Saves of the Week(s): January 19 – February 1

NHL Saves of the Week(s): January 19 – February 1

Due to the all-star break, InGoal’s NHL saves of the week were put on hold. Hope you didn’t miss it too much! The goalies did not have a lot of fun in what turned out to be the highest scoring all-star game in NHL history, but they got their revenge when the real games resumed. Tuukka Rask made what is most likely his best save of the year, and Michael Hutchinson continues to be on fire for the Winnipeg Jets. It was a fun week, so enjoy the best saves from January 19th to February 1st:

Anton Khudobin – Carolina Hurricanes


Late reaction, but Khudobin still gets over in time to rob Palat.

Curtis McElhinney – Columbus Blue Jackets


Curtis McElhinney has big shoes to fill in Bobrovsky, but is doing a great job with saves like this!

Henrik Lundqvist – New York Rangers


Henrik Lundqvist still can’t close his glove, but that won’t stop him from busting out the windmill!

Sergei Bobrovsky – Columbus Blue Jackets


Bobrovsky still had one fantastic save left in him before getting injured.

Ben Bishop – Tampa Bay Lightning


It’s actually a bit surprising that the 6’7″ Bishop doesn’t try this move more often!

Antti Niemi – San Jose Sharks


Incredible awareness from Niemi to reach back while falling down.

Michael Hutchinson – Winnipeg Jets


Hutchinson continues to vie for that starter’s job in Winnipeg. He’ll have it with a few more saves like this.

Braden Holtby – Washington Capitals


Brilliant athleticism from Holtby, and an even better job to get his paddle down to fully seal the five-hole.

Tuukka Rask – Boston Bruins


A little bit lucky, but it just proves that Rask will never fully give up on a play!

Michael Hutchinson – Winnipeg Jets


This save is the complete package. Wonderful passing from the Flyers, but Hutchinson is just one step ahead of everyone.

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.