Well, it certainly seems like Jaroslav Halak is pretty jazzed up now that hockey is back.
Sure, it’s still only the preseason, but the Boston Bruins backup goalie has come out and played like his hair is on fire in September.
Halak already made a bid for save of the year in his first preseason start, and on Wednesday night he continued his aggressive play.
The goalie made 29 saves in a 2-0 shutout of the New Jersey Devils, and got rather bold in the third period. Halak came WAY out of the crease in a loose puck battle with Miles Wood.
Luckily for Halak, that was not Milan Lucic barreling toward him. Halak’s also pretty lucky this didn’t completely backfire on him, as he did not clear the puck. But he did just enough to stop Woods’ momentum, even if Boston did have numbers in their defensive zone.
Regardless, Halak is playing hungry, and we’re definitely all about it. But maybe save some highlights for the regular season, no?