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NHL Saves of the Week: December 28 – January 3

NHL Saves of the Week: December 28 – January 3

There were some pretty incredible saves in 2015, but if the first week of 2016 is any indication, we’re in for quite a show.

The Winter Classic at Gillette Stadium was a huge success, but it was even better if you were a Montreal Canadiens fan. Two saves – one from each starting goaltender – appear on this week’s list of the top saves. Boston native Mike Condon’s excellent performance was about as storybook as it gets!

On top of all that, some of the best glove saves of the season so far also occurred. The case for Braden Holtby winning the Vezina Trophy got even stronger after another great week, and possibly one of the best saves that he has made this year, on Evander Kane.

Check out those saves and more in the NHL saves of the week for December 28th to January 3rd:

 

#10
Petr Mrazek – Detroit Red Wings

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Ericsson blows a tire, so Mrazek bails him out!

#9
Cam Talbot – Edmonton Oilers

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2016 is off to a pretty great start for Cam Talbot.

#8
Ben Scrivens  – Montreal Canadiens

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Scrivens didn’t get the win in his Montreal debut, but he started it off with this great save!

#7
Ben Bishop – Tampa Bay Lightning

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The pass somehow got through, and Bishop was ready!

#6
Devan Dubnyk – Minnesota Wild

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Dubnyk was a bit exhausted in overtime, so he threw his paddle out and made the stop!

#5
Michal Neuvirth – Philadelphia Flyers

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Kopitar had the entire net to shoot at, but Neuvirth gets a piece of it with the desperation glove save!

#4
Tuukka Rask – Boston Bruins

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Rask dives across, the puck hits his elbow and stays out!

#3
Andrei Vasilevskiy – Tampa Bay Lightning

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New dad Andrei Vasilevskiy caps off an exciting day for him with a huge pad save!

#2
Mike Condon – Montreal Canadiens

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This is definitely the greatest glove save ever made at Gillette Stadium.

#1
Braden Holtby – Washington Capitals

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Holtby is incredible. Is there anything he can’t do?

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.

1 Comment

  1. DanielleinDC

    Gotta give Chorney some credit on Holtby’s amazing save. He helped block the puck into Holtby’s glove.