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Jake Oettinger breaks a record held by Ken Dryden in spectacular performance

Published May 16, 2022 at 10:02

Dallas Stars' goalie Jake Oettinger stood on his head on Sunday night but it wasn't enough to push his team to the 2nd round. The 23-year-old made 64 saves but could not keep Johnny Gaudreau's shot late in overtime out of the net but he should leave the ice with his head held high.

The 23-year-old finished the game with 64 saves, including 24 in the second period, four during an overtime power play and game-saving ones against Calgary's fourth line in OT. He shut down odd-man rushes and held firm on net-front scrambles. He made massive saves on Gaudreau repeatedly, before Gaudreau beat him to win the series.

Oettinger set a record for the most saved in a Non-Overtime Game 7. He finished regulation with 50 saves beating Ken Dryden previous record of 46.

Oettinger has to be proud of himself. He won the starters job during the regular season for Stars literally saving their season. Veteran goalie Anton Khudobin had the starter keys but was simply not getting it done. He finished the season with 3-4-1 with a ugly 3.63 GAA and .879 Save %.

Oettinger finished the series with a 1.81 goals-against average and a .954 save percentage. In just his second season in the NHL, Oettinger made 46 starts and had a 30-15-1 record with a 2.53 goals-against average and a .914 save percentage.

The Minnesota native is a pending RFA this summer and is in line for a huge raise. Stars fans should be excited to see what the future holds for the young goalie.
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Jake Oettinger breaks a record held by Ken Dryden in spectacular performance

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