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Is it too early to get seriously hyped about a save during the preseason? Probably. But let’s do it anyway.

By Michael Blinn
September 20, 2017

Is it too early to get seriously hyped about a save during the preseason? Probably. But let’s do it anyway.

In Wednesday’s tilt against the Vancouver Canucks, Calgary Flames goalie Jon Gillies went behind-the-back to snag the puck out of mid-air, submitting a way-too-early candidate for Save of the Year.

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He finished the night with 19 saves on 23 shots over 40 minutes of player before Tyler Parsons finished things out.

Gillies, a third-round pick by the Flames in 2012, is the third goalie currently on the roster behind veterans Mike Smith and Eddie Lack. He’s projected to begin the season in the AHL after signing a one-year, two-way deal in on the offseason, but it certainly won’t be for lack of trying.

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