When a goalie is out of position, that usually spells disaster for any hockey team. But when you’re former Michigan State goalie Ryan Miller, now with the Vancouver Canucks, it’s not an issue.
During a game against the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday evening, Miller, an East Lansing native, was leaving the ice to give the Canucks an extra attacker late in the game when Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg got control of the puck and shot at an empty net from outside the blue line.
That’s when Miller turned into Superman.
— Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) November 11, 2016
Here’s an overhead view of the save that displays Miller’s sliding, incredible and ultimately goal-saving grab.
— VICE Sports (@VICESports) November 11, 2016
The Canucks eventually lost to the Red Wings, 3-1. But for Miller, who owns the NCAA record for career shutouts with 26 and single-season save percentage at .950, that highlight will be playing for months.