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AHL Skills Competition

Reader Keith Wozniak who runs the Let’s Go Amerks! Rochester Americans site was at the AHL skills competition and sent some shots for inGoal Magazine Readers.

To see all of his shots from the competition check out his Flickr stream.

I wish I could have been there for this one as Rochester goaltender and Florida Panthers prospect Alexander Salak obviously thought it was high time the goalies did some stylin’ during the shootout – here he tries to execute the between the legs glove save. Sadly, it was the one shot he missed. In the game itself Salak also showed a bit of flair by attempting to punt a puck out of his zone. Salak was the starting goaltender for the Planet USA team stopping 6 of 8 shots – funny how a 0.75 save percentage can seem like a good accomplishment in all-star play.

AHL Skills Competition Between the Legs Save

Hamilton goalie Cedric Desjardins claimed the Reebok Top Goaltender award by stopping 16 of 19 shots for the Canadian side. Desjardins, a second-year pro, entered the league’s midseason showcase ranking second in the AHL in goals-against average (1.81), tied for fifth in save percentage (.929), and first in shutouts (5) in 26 games for the North Division-leading Bulldogs.

AHL Skills Competition

For a complete look at the AHL all-star game from a goalie perspective, check out our own Heather Galindo’s Ms. Conduct blog.

About The Author

David Hutchison

David is one of the founders of InGoal Magazine which he began in 2009. Of course he finds time for some goaltending of his own as well, and despite his age, clings desperately to the idea that some NHL team will call him to play for them - though in his mid-forties (OK, late 40s) it'll likely be for a practice when everyone else on their depth chart has the flu and the shooter tutor has gone in for repairs.