Saturday 18 August 2018

This ice hockey save makes David de Gea’s job look comparatively easy

Is this the best save of the year?

A hockey puck by a goal
A hockey puck by a goal

By Max McLean

An ice hockey goal might be smaller to guard, but the job of an NHL goalie is still ridiculously tough.

Faced with a mischievously small puck, making reflex saves is an impressive feat, as Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray proved.

In a game against the Edmonton Oilers, Murray kept the scores level at 0-0 with a superb stop from close range – how did he keep this out?

Another angle? Sure, why not.

The best save of the year?

The fans certainly seemed keen on it – who says forwards get all the glory?

The Penguins eventually won 2-1, adding extra value to the save – you’ll have to try harder than that to score against Pittsburgh this season.

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