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NHL Saves of the Week: February 22 – 28

NHL Saves of the Week: February 22 – 28

There was a plethora of high-end saves to choose from for this week’s list. The goalies brought their “A” game with a number of desperation beauties, as well as two jaw-dropping paddle saves on the goal line by Philadelphia’s Michal Neuvirth and Winnipeg’s Michael Hutchinson.

Mike Condon’s behind-the-back blocker save was the subject of its own piece this week, but still ends up on this week’s list because of the effort involved in making a save like that. Cory Schneider and Pekka Rinne made two fantastic saves that would have likely topped any other list, but not this week!

Enjoy those saves and more in the NHL saves of the week for February 22nd to 28th:

#10
Darcy Kuemper – Minnesota Wild

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Kuemper did his best to deny Ovechkin of his 40th goal of the season!

#9
Ryan Miller – Vancouver Canucks

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Miller reaches back with the blocker for an astonishing save!

#8
Jonathan Quick – Los Angeles Kings

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McDavid vs Quick is becoming quite the rivalry…

#7
Devan Dubnyk – Minnesota Wild

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Devan Dubnyk commits absolute larceny on this breakaway.

#6
Michael Hutchinson – Winnipeg Jets

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Soft rebound, but Hutchinson immediately redeems himself!

#5
Pekka Rinne – Nashville Predators

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Rinne throws the blocker up at the top corner and makes a huge save!

#4
Cory Schneider – New Jersey Devils

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Schneider somehow gets the paddle of his stick on it!

#3
Mike Condon – Montreal Canadiens

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This save may have been the result of bad habits, but you have to admire the effort!

#2
Michael Hutchinson – Winnipeg Jets

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Sidney Crosby couldn’t believe his eyes that Hutchinson kept this out.

#1
Michal Neuvirth – Philadelphia Flyers

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Another enormous paddle save, and this one came with time winding down in a one-goal game!

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. Keith

    With so many awesome paddle saves being made the NHL will target the size of goalie sticks too.