Kipper in Showdown for Play of the Year


Calgary Flames goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff is in a showdown for the title of “Play of the Year” on TSN and we need to support him in his quest.

Kiprusoff advanced past the Detroit Red Wings Johan Franzen to move to the finals. He faces Anaheim Ducks rookie Bobby Ryan in the final round to determine the who is awarded the crown for “Play of the Year.

Kipper’s play came on February 17th against the Vancouver Canucks when he earned the 1st Star for an amazing goaltending performance. Midway through the 3rd period of a goaltending showdown with Roberto Luongo, Kipper made a spectacular save to keep the Flames ahead 3-2. After stopping a blast from the point, Kipper was caught on the far side of the crease with the puck on Kyle Wellwood’s stick. Wellwood was staring at a wide-open net and everyone was sure the Canucks would tie the game at 3-3. Kipper dove from 2 feet outside of the crease and somehow stopped the shot with his stick just before it went into the empty net. To view his miraculous save, click this link and press play in the video player.

Don’t forget to Vote early and often!!!

About Greg Hounslow (558 Posts)

Greg is the founder of Red Mile Blog has been following the Flames through good times and bad since they arrived in Calgary in the early 80s. He has written hundreds of articles on the Flames since 2005 and considers himself an expert on hockey inconsistency and frustration. He shoots right and usually plays defence, but has been known to jump up in the rush. He is a 2-time CAHL men's league champion and knows the sweet taste of beer from a Cup.

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