We’ve already profiled one epic save from earlier tonight, but I think this one may have it beat in a battle of goalies from Quebec. Roberto Luongo, getting the start in Nashville, came up with an absolute desperation gem and left Colin Wilson in a rather grumpy mood for his effort.
In this clip, a jam play by David Legwand leads to a scramble in the slot with Nashville on the power play. With the clock showing 9:40 in the second during a 3-3 tie, this is a pretty big sequence. When a loose puck comes to Roman Josi at the top of the faceoff circle to Luongo’s right, Josi makes the smart play and feed a wide open Colin Wilson – parked to Luongo’s left in the opposing faceoff circle – with all four Canucks below the hashmarks.
The end result was a sublime save from Luongo.
This turned out to be a game changer as Luongo kept the game tied, it eventually went into overtime and then a shootout and then the Canucks won – in that order.
There’s still nothing better than a game changing save for a professional hockey team.