Wings' Petr Mrazek makes save of the playoffs – and maybe, the year – against Bolts' Brian Boyle - The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated

Wings' Petr Mrazek makes save of the playoffs – and maybe, the year – against Bolts' Brian Boyle

Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek has been one of his team's best players in their first-round series against Tampa Bay. And Monday night in Game 6, Mrazek made the save of the post-season – and maybe the save of the entire NHL regular-season and playoffs – with an incredible stick save on Bolts center Brian Boyle.
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Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek is one of the reasons Detroit is leading Tampa Bay three games to two in their first-round playoff series, and Monday in Game 6, Mrazek made his best stop of the post-season – and maybe the best save any NHL goalie has made all year – by turning aside a Brian Boyle shot with his stick.

The Wings were trailing the Bolts 2-0 early in the second period when Bolts center Vladislav Namestnikov broke in on Mrazek on a 2-on-1, and a great pass by Namestnikov left Boyle with a wide-open net to shoot at. But Mrazek somehow managed to get his stick in front of the shot to keep Tampa's lead at two:

When the TV play-by-play announcer is reflexively talking as if you've allowed a goal and you managed to turn aside the shot, you've done something special. Expect to see this highlight replayed for years.

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