The Bruins had better hope that the Maple Leafs’ goaltending magic is limited to their AHL affiliate this postseason.
Toronto Marlies goaltender Drew MacIntyre made what has been widely referred to as the “greatest save ever” in Game 1 of the Marlies’ first-round playoff series against the Rochester Americans. With the game tied 3-3 near the end of the second period, MacIntyre threw his glove hand behind his back to rob Zemgus Girgensons on a wide-open scoring chance.
The behind-the-back, no-look stop stunned both the Marlies’ television announcers and Girgensons himself, who could do nothing but stand by the boards with a dazed look on his face.
The 29-year-old MacIntyre is the definition of a journeyman goalie, playing for 12 different professional clubs since being drafted in 2001 — including brief NHL stints with the Sabres and Canucks.
It’s a save that simply needs to be seen to be believed, so check it out for yourself in the video below.