Save of the Week: Antero Niittymaki (October 18-24)
It didn’t bring in as many votes as our Goal of the Week poll did, but we also asked PHT readers which save deserved the nod as the best of the week. Perhaps we didn’t drum up enough interest or maybe goals are just inherently sexier than saves, but let us acknowledge the winner anyway.
Save of the Week for October 18-24: Antero Niittymaki stops Jarome Iginla on a breakaway.
You can see the video up above all this fancy text. Here are the results of this modest poll.
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So San Jose Sharks goalie Niittymaki received nine votes (34.6 percent) while two skaters - Pittsburgh Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis and New York Islanders defenseman Radek Martinek - tied for second place with five votes (19.2 percent).
Congratulations to Niittymaki, although I get the feeling he’d like to win a different competition in the next few weeks or months: the starting goalie job in San Jose.