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Stanley Cup Playoff Saves of the Week: May 2 – 8

The fourth installment of the Stanley Cup playoff saves of the week has arrived! An epic duel between Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals and Matt Murray of the Pittsburgh Penguins is currently taking place. Can you believe that the Penguins are thinking about putting Marc-Andre Fleury in net for game six after seeing some of the saves that Murray has been making? Don’t look now, but Holtby may be getting on a roll for Washington…

Check out saves from those two goaltenders, and the goalies from the three other series’ currently going on around the NHL. It’s the top ten Stanley Cup playoff saves of the week for May 2nd to 8th!

Pekka Rinne – Nashville Predators


Rinne stood on his head in the epic triple-overtime win.

Brian Elliott – St. Louis Blues

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Brian Elliott has been on fire for St. Louis since day one of the Stanley Cup playoffs!

Matt Murray – Pittsburgh Penguins

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Murray does an excellent job of staying low, but keeps his hands in a good position to track down on the shot.

Ben Bishop – Tampa Bay Lightning


Ben Bishop and the Tampa Bay Lightning made quick work of the New York Islanders, thanks in part to his excellent play.

Braden Holtby – Washington Capitals


Braden Holtby is trying to spark a comeback in his series against the Pens!

Ben Bishop – Tampa Bay Lightning

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Bishop makes a bit of an unorthodox save, but he gets it done!

Matt Murray – Pittsburgh Penguins


Oshie has been everywhere in this series, but Matt Murray has been up to the challenge.

Braden Holtby – Washington Capitals


It’s amazing that Holtby was able to keep his glove out of the net!

Kari Lehtonen – Dallas Stars


Kari Lehtonen has been up and down in the playoffs, but has made some incredible saves along the way!

Braden Holtby – Washington Capitals

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If Holtby is in Vezina-like form now, it could be scary news for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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.