San Jose Sharks goaltenders have faced over 800 shots through the first 32 games of the 2013-14 season. That number may seem high, but it’s actually good for sixth best in the league.
While San Jose’s offense tends to garner the majority of the accolades, starter Antti Niemi and backup Alex Stalock have quietly put together some tremendous performances, featuring quite a few dynamic saves.
In choosing the top five saves by San Jose goaltenders, the following criteria was utilized:
- Personnel—A Sharks goaltender must have made the save—you’ll find no sliding defenseman on this list, which, by definition makes all five selections “saves” rather than blocked shots.
- Timeliness—Did the save preserve a tight lead or keep a game within reach.
- Jawdropability—Did the save leave you picking up your jaw off the floor.
- Rebounds—Was there a supplemental shot (or shots) that required additional saves.
With that, here are the top five San Jose Sharks saves of the 2013-14 season so far.