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Video: Harding’s diving save highlights Wild’s win

Dec 3, 2013, 1:06 AM EDT

Josh Harding continued his fine form for the Minnesota Wild on Monday.

The Wild’s goalie made 21 saves in a 2-0 shutout win over the Philadelphia Flyers; the clean sheet is his third of the season. But it was a save off Flyers winger Jakub Voracek in the third period not long after the Wild had taken a quick two-goal lead.

Voracek looked to have an open net on a Wayne Simmonds centering pass, but, diving to his left, Harding was able to make the remarkable stop to help preserve the win for Minnesota.

The win gives Harding a 14-4-3 record.

“Josh has really allowed us to be where we’re at right now. If it wasn’t for him, we’d be in a lot of trouble,” said Wild head coach Mike Yeo, as per Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

  1. 19to77 - Dec 3, 2013 at 1:15 AM

    He’s very quickly playing himself onto Team Canada’s roster. I hope he stays hot and gets selected to the team. You just can’t help but respect the guy and his story and the sheer perserverance and dedication he has to the game.

  2. allday420ap - Dec 3, 2013 at 2:40 AM

    Sizzlin hot

  3. kastout11 - Dec 3, 2013 at 8:22 AM

    I am a Flyers fan and have to admin that Minnesota dominated from the drop of the puck to then end of regulation. Complete dominance. I expected Minnesota to win, but not the way they did. Emery was the only reason the Wild only scored 2 goals. This game could have easily been 4 or 5 to 0. 1-1 so far on the 6 game road trip. I will take a 3-3 road trip. Congrats to Minnesota on a solid dominant win.

  4. entitymn - Dec 3, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    “You see an empty net and you see a guy with the puck, you just throw your body over,” Harding said. “Fortunately it stayed out. No skill to that one. Just got lucky.”

    Agreed. And still loved it.

    • endusersolutions2013 - Dec 3, 2013 at 12:00 PM

      But I don’t see a lot of saves like that. Certainly one that several of the aging goalies in the NHL don’t make.

      What astounds me is that Brodeur continues to talk up Loungo’s not only being included, but also being the starter.

      On the other hand, as an American, I’d say great, start Loungo.

      • patm3331 - Dec 5, 2013 at 4:52 PM

        Forget Luongo. Price, Harding, Crawford. DONE. Price is hot, Harding is hot, and Crawford is hot. I don’t care who starts, just please, don’t bring Luongo.

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