Philadelphia Flyers goaltending prospect Carter Hart may have the weight of the city on his shoulders in a few years. He is one of the best goalie prospects in hockey and he is showing why in the WHL Playoffs.
On Thursday night, Hart made 42 saves in a 3-2 win to take a 3-1 series lead. But it was one save made in the final minute of the second period that had everyone talking.
Hart dove across the crease and got his stick on a shot to knock it away.
Here’s another look. What a save.
The angle from above the crease shows Hart’s lateral movement to go post to post for the big save.
These kids reacted appropriately.
Hart and the Everett Silvertips have now won three-straight games after dropping Game One. It’s no surprise that Hart has been a big reason why.
He now has two-straight 40-plus save efforts, with 40 saves in Game Three and 42 saves last night. Prior to that he had a shutout in Game Two, giving him 108 saves on 112 shots (.964 save percentage) over his last three games.
Hart has a 7-1-1 record this postseason with a .938 save percentage and 2.09 goals against average, and he has two shutouts.
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