The AHL's Toronto Marlies kicked off their postseason with a win Saturday, taking Game 1 against the Rochester Americans by a score of 6-3. They did so in large part thanks to goaltender Drew MacIntyre, far and away the busiest goaltender of the evening. He made 31 stops in the victory.
One stop in particular was downright astonishing. With the game tied 3-3 late in the second, MacIntyre absolutely robbed Zemgus Girgensons on the backdoor, snagging a surefire goal by reaching behind his back for one of the best glove saves you're ever going to see:
Save of the year? If not, I'd say it's been a very good year.
That was pretty much it for Rochester trying to score. After outshooting the Marlies 29-9 in the first two periods, they would only attempt five shots in the third, perhaps because they realized it was going to take a miracle to get another puck past MacIntyre after this one didn't go.
Meanwhile, the Marlies came alive in the final frame, scoring thrice to cement the win.
MacIntyre was named the game's second star. He should have been first. I don't care that Greg Scott scored four times. I mean, did you see this save?
s/t to Leafs Nation.
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