For goaltenders in the National Hockey League, the game itself may be changing but the job remains as simple as ever. Like many feats of super-human athleticism, the job of stopping the puck sounds far easier than it is.
Being a goaltender in the NHL takes a very unique personality, one that can accept the blame and deflect the credit all while stopping a 100-plus mph slapshot.
We've all seen some terrific plays this year, but none may be more awe-inspiring than some of the saves you are about to witness on our ranking.
As the players become bigger, stronger and faster, the goalies are also taking their game to the next level and fans are rewarded with some awesome saves.
Curious to see if your favorite goalie made the list? From diving stops, acrobatic saves and desperation plays, this slideshow has it all.
Enjoy the article, and keep an eye on the top save of the year, because you may never see another save like it ever again.