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Niklas Backstrom wins his second straight Save of the Week

Ray Whitney, Niklas Backstrom, Brent Burns

Minnesota Wild’s Niklas Backstrom (32), of Finland, makes a save on a shot by Phoenix Coyotes’ Ray Whitney (13) as the Wild’s Brent Burns (8) defends during the second period in an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)


Every week, Pro Hockey Talk will ask our readers to choose the best goal and save of that seven-day period. Sometimes there might not be seven nominees, whether that be because there weren’t enough great clips or one person received multiple awards. Either way, readers ultimately get to choose each week’s lucky winners.

Tim Thomas is still probably the king of Save of the Night/Week awards, but Niklas Backstrom pulled off something Thomas hasn’t: winning the award for the best stop two weeks in a row.

Backstrom made a brilliant kick save last week, something that wasn’t lost on PHT readers. He absolutely dominated the voting, as you can see from the poll below.


James O’Brien

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Check out video of the save below.
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