If you watch a hockey game, it become evident very quickly that goalies seem to have a sixth sense of locating the puck. It's not odd to watch one stop a shot and ask, "How'd he do that?" But sometimes, there are saves that stand out above the rest, and one from Thursday night is being called "probably the save of the year."
That save involves Nashville Predators goalie Carter Hutton. During the second period, Philadelphia Flyers player Michael Raffl looked like he was about to take advantage of a lucky bounce and little miscue by Hutton. The puck took a bounce off the backboard as Hutton was behind the net trying to corral it, and it ended up in the middle of the ice with Raffl appearing to have a wide open shot.
But Hutton wasn't having any of it. Amazingly, he scrambled to the front of the net and somehow managed to snatch the puck up with a diving glove save that had the announcers salivating.
"It sounds like hyperbole, but tonight's save by Predators goalie Carter Hutton will likely be the best of the season when it's all over," writes Deadspin's Samer Kalef. "Absurd."
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The save ended up being important. The Predators ended up winning by one goal, 4-3.