Vancouver Canucks goalie Ryan Miller didn’t have his best game Thursday in a 3-1 loss to Detroit, but he made what was certainly one of the best saves in NHL history.
Late in the third period, the Canucks were pulling their goalie to get an extra skater on the ice, but they lost possession of the puck prior to the change. Miller, who had not quite reached the bench, noticed the turnover and put forth an excellent effort to get back to the empty goal. The Red Wings quickly fired a shot that seemed destined to find the back of the net. Miller dove, fully extended his body and somehow managing to snag the puck out of midair for the improbable save. With glove work like that, he looked more like an All-Star shortstop than an NHL goalie.
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The crowd gave Miller a standing ovation for the stop and rightfully so; but this wasn’t his first incredible save. Throughout the 36-year-old’s 13 seasons, he’s made multiple amazing saves that were ovation worthy. Check out more of Miller’s fantastic saves below.
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