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Highlight Faceoff: Quick’s toe save vs Rinne’s heroics

Apr 12, 2012, 10:02 AM EDT

The first day of the 2012 Playoffs certainly lived up to expectations. We had a big comeback win for Philadelphia, the Kings’ pulled off a huge upset against Vancouver, and Nashville held on in a tight matchup against Detroit. But which plays were the most impressive on Wednesday? I attempted to pick out the two best highlights of the night and I’m asking you which you think was superior: Pekka Rinne’s incredible sequence against Detroit or Jonathan Quick’s critical toe save versus Vancouver?

You can review both of the highlights below before voting.

Think I picked the wrong clips? Let me know what goal, save, or hit was the most impressive in your mind.

  1. kjansick - Apr 12, 2012 at 10:36 AM

    Rinne’s was obviously a bit more flashy and more of a “wow” desperation save but Quick’s was sick on the basis that he played the puck well and made more of a high percentage save as opposed to a dive toward the shooter. In addition, Quick follows it up with the play going behind the net and then tipping one off his glove on a difficult cross crease play. Both are obviously sick but to me that was the x factor.

  2. haterzgonahate - Apr 12, 2012 at 1:07 PM

    Rinne was amazing..

    great goaltending all around last night! hopefully that continues.. IMO, that’s what makes playoff hockey so entertaining!

  3. saintez - Apr 12, 2012 at 2:20 PM

    Given the gravity of the situation for the Wings and the Preds; third period with Detroit desperately needing a goal then the edge goes to Pekka. Although a great save by Quick, it was a first period save, not as much riding on it in my opinion – plus, Quick had his stick :)

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