One of the most exciting moments in the NHL is when a goalie makes a fantastic save and robs the opponent of a certain goal.
The first few months of the 2011-12 season have been full of great saves made by top goalies like Tim Thomas and backups like Ben Scrivens.
Some made unbelievable athletic moves to save the puck, and some got a little lucky. Either way, these saves are awesome.
Let's look at the 25 best saves of the year thus far.
Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne robs Tampa Bay Lightning captain Vincent Lecavalier of a great scoring chance.
Rinne has been good this season and has not regressed after his Vezina Trophy nomination last year.
Vancouver Canucks goaltender Cory Schneider has outplayed Roberto Luongo this season and has made many good saves, like this one on Oilers forward Jordan Eberle.
Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard has been superb this season and is one of the primary reasons the team has done well after a bad stretch of play following a good start to the season.
Winnipeg Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavelec makes an unbelievable save here to stop the Minnesota Wild from tying the game late in the third period.
San Jose Sharks goaltender Antti Niemi makes a great pad save to rob Chicago Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa of an almost certain goal.
New Jersey Devils backup Johan Hedberg makes a fantastic glove save on Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nate Thompson.
Carolina Hurricanes star Cam Ward makes an amazing save to stop Daniel Sedin from scoring.
Devan Dubnyk stops Phoenix Coyotes forward Shane Doan with an unbelievable save.
Vancouver Canucks backup Cory Schneider stops Anaheim Ducks forward Drayson Bowman on a breakaway chance that would have given him a hat trick.
Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward returns to the list with a sensational glove save to rob Canucks defenseman Keith Ballard of a goal.
Phoenix Coyotes goalie Mike Smith robs Ryan Getzlaf with a great glove save, showing some good patience too.
Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas makes a diving save to keep the score 2-0 in favor of the Columbus Blue Jackets.
New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist makes a spectacular save to keep the Rangers in front of the Tampa Bay Lightning, 1-0.
Winnipeg Jets goalie Chris Mason makes two awesome saves against the Carolina Hurricanes.
Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn has his shot stopped brilliantly by San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi.
Philadelphia Flyers forward Claude Giroux thinks he has a goal but Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury says NO!
Boston Bruins backup Tuukka Rask makes an amazing save to rob Winnipeg Jets forward Evander Kane of an awesome goal-scoring opportunity.
New Jersey Devils legendary goalie Martin Brodeur uses two pads to stop Toronto Maple Leafs winger Phil Kessel from scoring.
Canucks goalie Cory Schneider stops Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber despite being screened in front of his net.
Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price denies San Jose Sharks captain Joe Thornton of a glorious scoring attempt with a great save from post to post.
Anaheim Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller denies the Montreal Canadiens from tying the game with a tremendous save.
Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Ben Scrivens makes an unbelievable save to stop Nashville Predators forward Mike Fisher from a certain goal.
Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo makes a great save to deny Philadelphia Flyers forward Jaromir Jagr from scoring.
Maple Leafs goalie Ben Scrivens makes an unreal save to deny the St. Louis Blues from tying the game at 2-2.
Philadelphia Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov robs Anaheim Ducks forward Teemu Selanne with a spectacular glove save.