The Nashville Predators goaltender Juuse Saros proved to make all the difference as his side cruised to a 5-3 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night.
Saros made a franchise-record 64 saves on the night, which is also the third-most saves in a single NHL game overall. Notably, the goalie stopped every shot that came his way in the third period.
Also notable was the fact that the Hurricanes’ 67 shots overall is a new franchise record. The previous record was 65 shots which were taken against Toronto on March 15, 1984.
“It was a sweaty night, but nice to get the win,” Saros commented after the game, with Carolina Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour going on to praise the player, stating, “that guy played as good a game in the net that you’re ever going to see.”
Hours before his historic night, Saros was selected for the NHL All-Star game.
While the Predators have struggled so far this season, sitting third from the bottom of the Western Conference, the team is now on a two-game winning streak and just two games behind both the Colorado Avalanche and the St. Louis Blues.