clyde By: clyde

Stick Save Varlamov

WASHINGTON, DC - May 2, 2009: Washington Capitals goalie Simeon Varlamov (#40) makes a spralwing stick save on Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby (#87) during the second period of game one of their NHL Eastern Conference semifinal playoff series at Verizon Center.

  • Denis Baranov 6y

    unbelievable save!!!
  • Mohammad Alduaij 6y

    WooW i saw it on you tube but to be able to catch this photo it is amazing
  • clyde 6y

    Thanks, everyone! I got a little lucky with the timing. It was shot with a D200 and Tokina 80-400mm from Section 420. I've managed to take a few good pics this season, but this one is something special.
  • ODPllc 6y

    Beautiful shot!

    I love my seats in 426, but it doesn't lend itself to angles as nice as yours.
  • Nikolas ı nikolase.fr 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called All Sport Comment, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Gary McCabe 6y

    Might be the best thing I've ever seen on Flickr, though I'm a bit biased. I was sitting on the other end of the ice, and all I could see was Crosby with the puck, a virtually empty net - but no goal. Amazing.
  • Courtney VP 6y

    Talk about the photo of the series! Almost makes me consider switching seats to get a better angle on the net. Wish they'd replayed this one a few more times on the Jumbotron. Thanks for sharing - the rest of your shots are great too!
  • NSHabsfan4life 6y

    amazing capture ! i couldnt believe that it didnt go in ... one of the most acrobatic saves this season.
  • patred48 6y

    Unfreakin real save. Print out 100 8X10s + and get Semyon's autograph on them all = profit!
  • huan 6y

    Great photo!
  • JustinWalker26 6y

    Such a sick stop. I went nuts for about 5 minutes after it lol
  • Bryan Harvey 6y

    Great photo. Save of the century!
  • Ana Santos 6y

    AWESOME shot! I hope he saved it.
  • Stephanie LaGrant 6y

    GREAT shot of an awesome save! :-)
  • elise (googlit) 6y

    fantastic capture! (for both you and Varlamov) =)

    This has been such a good series... I love playoff hockey!!
  • Tina Bean (away) 6y

    Sweet image!!! He was on fire that night!
  • Peyton Lea 6y

    unreal timing. great great shot of a great great moment
  • Amanda 6y

    is it just me or is that puck over that blue line?? oh well..it doesnt matter now..YEAAHH PENGUINS!!!!! <3
  • Amanda 6y

    red line**
  • Octavio Cardoso 5y

    I agree with latanglover. I think that puck is in the net. nice capture.
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Taken on May 2, 2009
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