10 Best Saves In Hockey
Here are the 10 best saves in hockey history. In the history of hockey there have been many remarkable saves. Some have been historic and some just that seem humanly impossible. The goalie in hockey is one of the most important positions and rightly so, because it takes physical and mental dexterity to perform at such a high-pressure position. Here are ten of the best saves in no particular order.
- Robert Luongo final save on (11 April 2007): This was a save that ended a very long night that saw him setting the record for the most shots faced in a playoff game. He got his name in the history books while putting on one of the best performances in his life.
- Sam LoPresti, 80th save on (4 March 1941): This was the save that made Same LoPresti the goalie that saved the most shots in a regular season game in the NHL.
- Jim Craig final save of 1980 Olympic hockey final: It was a kick save with only 33 seconds left. This save was the final save of a 36 save night that kept the US Olympic team in place to beat Russia in one of the US’s most famous hockey games ever.
- George Hainsworth final save of his 22 Shutouts in 1928–29 Season: This save solidified a record setting of 22 shutouts kept. This record has stood for 81 years.
- Vladislav Aleksandrovich Tretiak final save of 1984 Olympics: This was the final save of arguably the best goalie in the history of hockey’s international career.
- Sébastien Caron save against Brian Savage: This save happened early in the 2005 – 2006 season when the puck went off the post and Brian Savage tried to tip the rebound in. Caron dove backwards and caught the puck in his glove when it appeared to be just on the line.
- Patrick Roy final save 2003 Colorado playoff win: This was the final save that set the record for most playoff wins by a goalie. Patrick Roy is one of the most storied goalies in NHL history and with 161 playoff wins it is easy to see why.
- Kelly Hrudey 73rd save in 1987 playoff game against the Islanders: In a game that did not end until two A.M., Hrudey had a remarkable night, saving 73 shots and completing the game by entering his name in the history books for most shots saved in a playoff game (NHL).
- Martin Brodeur final save on December 30, 2009: This save locked up a 2–0 shutout win by The Devils against The Penguins. It was Brodeur’s 105th career shutout, which is an NHL record for most career shutouts.
- Andrew Volkening save against Miami (OH) during NCAA tournament: He made a remarkable stick save in the first round of 2008 tournament. He stuck his stick out and deflected it to protect the net in one of the most beautiful saves possible.