And the QMI award for “Non-Goalie Save of the Year” goes to ….
Avangard Omsk defenceman Miroslav Blatak, who made this ridiculous glove save in the dying moments of his KHL side’s 2-1 loss to HC Ugra before the weekend.
With 30 seconds to go on Friday and with his netminder firmly planted on the bench, the 31-year-old Czech comes from nowhere to shut the door on a wrister from the blueline.
And from the looks of it, this one stung a bit — maybe more than Avangard’s poor form.
Avangard currently sits 10th out of 14 teams in the KHL’s Eastern Conference, five points behind Traktor for the final playoff spot.