1,230 regular season NHL games.
20 incredible plays.
Over 145,000 votes.
But just one winner of the inaugural TSN.ca NHL Play of the Year Showdown.
After a back-and-forth final matchup with Anaheim’s Bobby Ryan that saw both highlight-reel plays alternate the lead, Miikka Kiprusoff‘s amazing, diving paddle save on Kyle Wellwood has been voted the 2008-09 NHL Play of the Year. Kiprusoff garnered 55% of the over 50,000 votes cast in the final to claim the title.
But make no mistake, it was no cake walk.
In the end, however, Kipper proved to be unstoppable as the fans agreed with TSN NHL Insider Bob McKenzie in awarding the netminder’s save the NHL Play of the Year.