NHL goaltenders might have the most difficult job in sports.
Ready position. Mind your angles. Anticipate the next pass. Anticipate the next three. Eyes on the puck. Eyes always on the puck. Talk to your defensemen. Play the puck, but never too often. Know when to freeze it. Take away the shot, but anticipate the pass. Have a short memory. Be thick-skinned. Keep your calm when ten players descend on your ice. Don't let them get into your head.
Sounds easy enough.
Goalies often end up on the wrong side of hockey highlights, which is perhaps why a spectacular save—especially one made under spectacular circumstances—is one of the most breathtaking moments in sports.
In no particular order, we offer 25 of the illest saves in NHL history.