Canadian Goalie Mark Visentin Makes An Incredible Backhanded Glove Save (Video)

mark visentin backhand glove saveDuring Canada’s semi-final game against Russia at the IIHF World Junior Championships on Tuesday, goaltender Mark Visentin entered the game in the second period in relief of starting goaltender Scott Wedgewood.  He would allow two goals against on eleven shots, and those two goals would prove to be costly, as Canada mounted an incredible comeback from 6-1 down, but fell just short, eventually losing the game by a score of 6-5.

They sure could have used one more great save from Visentin, like the one he pulled out of his bag of tricks during yesterday’s bronze medal game against Finland.

With Canada leading 3-0 early in the third period, the 2010 first round draft pick of the Phoenix Coyotes helped his team maintain their three-goal cushion with a backhand, no-look glove save.

The save may not have earned him a gold medal, but it has earned Visentin a spot on the highlight reel.  Check it out.

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