The NHL recently released a list of the top five saves from the 2014-15 NHL season, and Detroit Red Wings backup goaltender Petr Mrazek took the top spot for his save against Brian Boyle in Game 6 of the the team’s first-round playoff matchup against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The save came during a two-on-one early in the second period. The Wings were already trailing 2-0 in the game. Vladislav Namestnikov poked the puck past the Red Wings defenseman, picked it up and brought it up the left side before dishing it back to Boyle, who was coming through the slot. Boyle made a quick deke and had the left side wide open to bury the puck and take a 3-0 lead, but Mrazek reached back and swatted Boyle’s shot away using the paddle of his stick.
Unfortunately, the effort was wasted as the Wings lost the game 5-2, and ended up dropping Game 7 to the Lighting to lose the series.
Other honorees for the league’s top saves of the season included some gems from Kari Lehtonen of Dallas, Carter Hutton of Nashville, Jake Allen of St. Louis and NHL MVP Carey Price of Montreal.
Check out the video below to see all five of the top saves according to NHL.com.