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Cristobal Huet’s Amazing Save to Send Game 5 into OT

While Detroit ultimately won game 5 and the series, Cristobal Huet preserved the game and allowed it to go into OT with a mere 17 seconds remaining by making the save of the night against Johan Franzen.

Check out our article on Huet’s mask art.

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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.


  1. Kris

    The fact that he tracks the puck and then lifts his leg to actively make that save is the amazing part! That wasn’t accidental!

  2. Ms.Conduct

    I can’t stop watching that save. And laughing with delight over it every time. Save of the year?

  3. Chris Nadeau

    I know when I saw that save live, I was in shock. It really is one of the greatest saves ever, considering the time the save was made. To bad they couldn’t get the win, or it would of been even more talked about.

  4. Russ

    Yea they showed Khabibulin making that exact same save a few games earlier. Its obviously practiced.