Top 5 saves of the 2019-20 season
With the 2019-20 regular season officially in the books, it's time to relive some of the best moments of the campaign. After breaking down the top five goals of the season on Monday, let's take a look at the year's top five saves.
5. Carter Hart robs Mikko Rantanen
A defenseman doesn't have much time to think when two of the most menacing wingers in the league are bearing down on a two-on-one. Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog provided Rantanen the puck on a platter, but Hart showed off his quick glove hand to bail out his Philadelphia Flyers teammates.
4. Devan Dubnyk whips out the windmill
Dubnyk didn't waste any time setting a high bar, making his bid for save of the year in the Minnesota Wild's first game of the campaign. He was clearly dialed all the way in, robbing Nashville Predators forward Mikael Granlund with a superb windmill glove save. It was an early beauty, but it didn't hold up as the best of the season.
3. Tuukka Rask did what?!
Year in and year out, Rask conjures all sorts of magical saves. This season was no different. With a completely wide-open net behind him, the Boston Bruins netminder somehow sprawled to deny the Buffalo Sabres an easy goal, whacking the puck out of midair with his blocker hand. Who needs a glove anyway?
2. Antti Raanta is the scorpion king
If you have the puck on your stick a few feet in front of the net and the opposing goalie is flat on his stomach, there's not much that can stop you from scoring. Unless that goalie is Raanta. The Arizona Coyotes netminder showed off a deadly combination of reflexes and flexibility against the Chicago Blackhawks, unleashing the scorpion to keep the puck out of the net.
1. Marc-Andre Fleury shocks Maple Leafs with incredible diving save
The Toronto Maple Leafs rode a five-game losing streak into this matchup against the Vegas Golden Knights. Down by a goal in the dying minutes of regulation, Toronto appeared to be on the verge of a turnaround as Nic Petan found a juicy rebound with a completely empty net in front of him. Fleury had other plans, though. The three-time Stanley Cup champion made this stunning diving grab, securing the win for Vegas and locking down save of the year honors.