Isles Mikko Koskinen Makes Incredible Diving Save (Video)

Hockey fans may remember Mikko Koskinen.  He is the New York Islanders fifth (?) string goaltender who was forced into action on Tuesday against the Toronto Maple Leafs after Kevin Poulin went down with an injury during warm-ups.  It was his first career NHL start and it would turn out to be a record-breaking performance, as he became the first goalie ever to allow two goals on the first two shots of his professional career.

Koskinen would have a rough outing on Tuesday, as he allowed five goals against in a 5-3 loss, but he seemed to have settled down in time for Thursday night’s game against the Montreal Canadiens.  If a 4-3 shootout victory at the Bell Centre is not convincing enough, perhaps this diving save on James Wisniewski is.

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