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Niklas Backstrom earns the Save of the Week for January 24-30

Feb 1, 2011, 7:45 PM EST

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Niklas Backstrom, Troy Brouwer, Martin Havlat

Check out Alex Ovechkin’s Goal of the Week win here.

Every week, Pro Hockey Talk will ask our readers to choose the best goal and save of that seven-day period. Sometimes there might not be seven nominees, whether that be because there weren’t enough great clips or one person received multiple awards. Either way, readers ultimately get to choose each week’s lucky winners.

Sometimes the Save of the Week is pretty obvious. This is one of those times.

With all due respect to the work done by the other three goalies in the All-Star Game shortened week of January 24-30th, Nicklas Backstrom‘s desperation save was clearly the best of the bunch. He seemingly was taken out of the play by his own sprawling teammate, yet he hustled back to make an outstanding stop.

Check out the poll results below.

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Finally, here’s video of the save itself.

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