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Syd Butler - "The Save"

Monday, 05.04.2009 / 5:14 PM / NHL Celeb Blogs

By Syd Butler - Special to NHL.com

Blog 11 - Monday, May 4

Before I get into anything else, in the future I would like to refer to Simeon Varlamov's save as "The Save". Alex Ovechkin has "The Goal" and now Simeon Varlamov has "The Save."

As my step brother Derek said, "That was the best save I've ever seen." I think he might be right. It will be a highlight forever.

A turning point for the series?

We will see...

Varlamov started off a little shaky, but he turned it around and was a wall after his softy in the second.

Caps have to stay out of the box. John Erskine had three trips? Our 5 on 5 play was a little suspect. Congrats to the Pens for staying out of the box and playing good hockey. It was refreshing to see a hockey game and not Avery's antics.

I'm really happy the Caps have made it past Game 1 of Round 2.

This series will be great to watch.

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Author: Syd Butler | Special to NHL.com

Quote of the Day

I first met him when I was 19 years old and he coached me for 13 consecutive years. I don't know how many athletes who have had that pleasure. Al Arbour was a man that left us not only feeling like champions, but left us with a lot of great memories that we can carry on through life.

— Islanders Hall of Fame defenseman Denis Potvin on former coach Al Arbour, who passed away Friday at the age of 82