The early front-runner for the best glove save of 2014 comes to us courtesy the slick hands of Miroslav Blatak, who plays for Omsk Avangard. It's a great save, with Blatak coming across to keep his team in a game they trail 2-1.
But what makes this such a special glove save, when impressive glove saves happen all the time? Blatak is a defenseman. Check out this piece of absolute robbery as the blueliner prevents an empty-net goal that would have cemented his team's loss 30 seconds early.