KHL’s Miro Blatak easily made the glove save of the year with this beauty

With his team down 2-1 to HC Ugra in KHL action this past Friday night, Omsk Avangard’s Miro Blatak came up with a huge glove save in the final minute of play, absolutely robbing Ugra of a sure goal to keep the deficit at one. Normally this wouldn’t be big news in the hockey world, except that Blatak is a defenseman, and normally outstanding glove saves are reserved for, you know, goalies…

That’s actually tougher, and a lot more painful, than it looks, since players aren’t afforded the heavy protective trappers that goaltenders wear. Alas it was all for naught as Avangard couldn’t rally behind Blatak’s phenomenal save, and the game would end 2-1 in favor of Ugra.

Finally, while Carter Hutton’s contribution as ‘Save of the Year’ may win for the NHL, there’s little to no doubt Blatak’s will win for hockey in general, based on degree of difficulty alone.

[Puck Daddy]


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