There’s a weird tic of hockey writers where every great save has to be framed as a “save of the year candidate.” I do this too. Was tempted to do it here. Why? Why can’t we just set up a great save with “here’s a great save”? Do we not trust readers to watch a highlight unless we position it as a potential…
The Montreal Canadiens escaped Madison Square Garden tonight with a shootout victory over the New York Rangers. The end of overtime was extra wild, as Montreal’s Tomas Plekanec dinged a potential winner off the crossbar with 12 seconds left. The Rangers then vaulted off to a 2-on-1 with the clock approaching zero.
This is a remarkable, remarkably unorthodox save from Marc-Andre Fleury in the Penguins’ 5-2 win in New Jersey last night. Adam Henrique’s shot was deflected by Ian Cole and bounced up and over Fleury, who made a diving, flailing rescue with the blade of his stick to alley-oop it out of danger.
MK Dons found themselves in a perilous predicament today against Preston North End, as the relegation-zone Championship side had their keeper sent off after they had already used up their three substitutions. That left them to put striker Alex Revell in goal to face what would have been the deciding goal—only to find…
It’s another cruise in the park for Real Madrid against Getafe today, but make no mistake: keeper Keylor Navas is getting his work in. Here’s the Costa Rican laying out to make the stop on an indirect free kick from right in front of the goal.
Man City keeper Joe Hart kept his side even with West Ham United with a brilliant save of a Dimitry Payet free kick that brought anguish to the supporters at Upton Park—especially Russell Brand, in attendance with pal Noel Gallagher. Depending on whether you think Brand is an asshole or if you think he’s an asshole…
Les mighty Canadiens de Montréal fell 3-2 to the Carolina Hurricanes last night, but keeper Mike Condon kept them in it with this brilliant, telekinetic wondersave in the third.
We only have one more game of the Oilers this NHL season—Saturday at 10 p.m. against the Canucks, if you’re a fan of sadness—so let’s send them off with a highlight. Here is a legitimately positive feat done by a member of the Edmonton Oilers from Thursday night’s game. This is not a joke.
U.S. keeper Tim Howard has managed well to keep the Germans scoreless during a very wet first half. Here's all the saves he had on German shot attempts.
The USMNT's putting together scoring chances after a shitty start, but keeper Tim Howard's been crucial in net, particularly right before halftime when Portugal had an almost-certain opportunity for a second goal.
Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury had a brilliant save in tonight's shootout against the Red Wings, rolling right and stretching his glove out just in time to catch Daniel Alfredsson's backhand attempt. The effort was impressive as hell.
Carson-Newman's Rachel Harper made an outstanding save, going under the net to Lincoln Memorial's side and attempting to keep the ball alive while falling. It worked! File this under cool volleyball plays you didn't know were legal.
In the same game that brought you this bibelot, Mariano Rivera entered the ninth inning with the Yankees up one run. He retired the Orioles 1-2-3. He did not get the save—but he did get a win. Huh?
It shouldn't have come to this. Dallas's Kari Lehtonen should never have had to make this spinning, behind-the-back swipe that kept the Stars-Blue Jackets game scoreless. Even screened by Nick Foligno, Lehtonen will probably be the first to tell you he should have gloved the puck, or knocked it down, instead of…
Peru's football fortunes have rarely mirrored those of South American counterpart countries. They haven't qualified for the World Cup since 1982, and their U-20 youth squad has never gotten the nod for inclusion in that division's world championship. That could change with a strong performance in the CONMEBOL Youth…