Kari Lehtonen’s miraculous save on Jack Johnson


Did Kari Lehtonen just make the save of the 2013 season? We'll see, but he certainly made one that got the hockey world buzzing. After a Jack Johnson shot hit Lehtonen in the arm/shoulder, the puck was on a one-way course to the back of the net.

Not so fast, said Lehtonen, as he spun and backhanded the puck out of the net with his glove. Lehtonen's awareness and reflexes are remarkable here, especially when you consider his margin for error was almost zero. Had he swiped his glove a bit differently, he actually would have assisted the puck in finding the back of the net. 

Lehtonen is on a bit of a roll of late. Prior to making this incredible save, he had a bit of fun at Detroit's expense. Upon allowing a goal late in the third against the Red Wings, Lehtonen was quick to remind fans to look at the scoreboard, where Dallas still led 2-1. Classic. 

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