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Jimmy Howard wins January 3-9 Save of the Week

Jan 12, 2011, 12:21 AM EST

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(Click here to read about Jamie Benn‘s goal of the week for January 3-9th and watch the amazing move he made to leave Cam Barker and Jose Theodore looking silly.)

Last week’s best goal contest was a close one between Benn and Alex Ovechkin, but the save of the week wasn’t even close. In fact, Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard received more votes from PHT readers than the five other goalies combined.

It’s a good thing that Howard is looking sharp again, because his backup (and guy with 400 NHL wins) Chris Osgood is reportedly going to miss six to eight weeks with sports hernia surgery.

The save in question is a fun clip to watch overall, as an outlet pass takes a funny bounce to Daniel Sedin, who seems like he made quick work of it. Unfortunately for the shooting Sedin, Howard had other ideas. Check out the poll results blow and video of the save at the bottom of this post.

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And here’s that video.

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