Vancouver Canucks defenseman Alex Biega pulled out all the stops when it mattered most in Arizona on Wednesday.
With the Coyotes laying siege in the Canucks’ zone, desperately pushing for the tying goal in the waning minutes of the third period, the puck found Coyotes center Kyle Chipchura in front of a wide open net. He threw a backhand shot underneath a diving Ryan Miller, only to be denied by Biega’s quick stick.
The 27-year-old defenseman has appeared in 27 games for the Canucks this season, producing 4 assists and 33 shots.
The incredible goal line save secured a 2-1 win for Vancouver, which has won two straight after going 0-3-1 in its previous four. The Canucks are in the mix for a Western Conference wild card seed, sitting two points behind the Colorado Avalanche for the second slot with two games in hand.
-- Mark Garbino