There’s something to be said for making a no-look save when you’re completely caught out of position and Ray Charles would have little problem putting a shot in the back of the net. There’s a whole other level of props when that save occurs in an overtime game and a loss is hinging on you single-handedly failing to make a miraculous play. Some players tense up during crunch time (See: Blair Walsh) and others turn it up a notch (See: Jeff Lerg).
Jeff Lerg is a 5’6”, 30-year-old goalie for the Toledo Walleye of the ECHL. He made a solid case for save of the year in overtime on Sunday night against the Fort Wayne Komets. His team went on to win the game in overtime.