Sharks’ Mike Brown and Caps’ Aaron Volpatti Engage in a Very Bloody Hockey Fight (Video)
Predators Goalie Carter Hutton Makes Ridiculous Sliding Glove Save to Take Away a Sure Goal (Video)
Pretty much any time I call a particular play “The X of the Year,” whether X is catch, save, hit, shot, or whatever, you can all but guarantee another play is going to come along in about a week that will challenge it. It’s clockwork. And here is an example.
On Monday, I wrote a post about the ridiculous stick save Ryan Miller made on Mikhail Grabovsky. I didn’t call it the save of the year, but I said I wouldn’t be surprised if it ended up being the save of the year. Now I’m not so sure after seeing what Nashville Predators goalie Carter Hutton did last night in Philadelphia.
With the Preds up 2-1 in the second period, Hutton went behind his net to play a puck, but it took a crazy bounce off the boards and popped right in front of the empty goal and on the stick of Michael Raffl. Chances of a goal being scored at that point? At least 98%. But Hutton didn’t give up. Instead, he hustled to get back in front of the goal and wound up making an insane diving glove save.
Check it out:
Obviously, Hutton was lucky that Raffl couldn’t place the shot better. But come on—that was still pretty nuts. I’d say Ryan Miller now has some competition for “Save of the Year.”
But now the big question: did Nashville end up winning the game? Hell yes they did. They won 4-3 in a shootout.