Bernier submits ‘save of the year’ play in wacky second period (Video)

Whatever Sami Vatanen was (or wasn’t doing) during the play above led to an unbelievable save by Anaheim Ducks goaltender Jonathan Bernier.

On the power play Brad Marchand was floating uncontested as Patrice Bergeron got into position on the far post. Marchand sends a perfect pass to Bergeron who has a wide open net. Bergeron’s split second decision to stop the puck with his skate and put it on this stick may have been a millisecond too long.

Bernier dives sideways and gets his paddle on the puck. He pulls it into his body so Bergeron can’t get the rebound. Afterwards, defenseman Sami Vatanen gives his goaltender a ‘my bad’ tap on the mask.

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Gibson day-to-day with lower-body injury; Ducks turn to Bernier, Enroth

The last thing the Anaheim Ducks need right now is John Gibson getting hurt.

That’s why the fan base had an aneurysm when Eric Stephens of the OC Register tweeted this out about two hours prior to game time:


The Ducks later clarified with a press release: Gibson is considered day-to-day with a lower-body injury.

Jonathan Bernier will get the start at home against the Boston Bruins tonight. Jhonas Enroth was called up from the San Diego Gulls to back up.

This happens to be the second consecutive start for Bernier.

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