The Vegas Golden Knight's 3-2 shootout loss to the Dallas Stars Saturday night muddied the great game that Laurent Brossoit had.
In just his third game this season at the NHL level, Brossoit made 41 saves, with one of them being Dominik Hasek-eske.
we didn't win the game, but Laurent Brossoit had the save of the year 😱 pic.twitter.com/VwiJDRauVu
— Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) February 26, 2023
"Some of the best saves come when you are out of position, and on that one I was. I just kind of threw my glove out at it and luckily he shot at the one spot that where I could have gotten it," said Brossoit on his save on Tyler Seguin in overtime.
The Stars put up 21 shots in the second period alone with only one of them beating Brossoit. LB was huge on the Golden Knight's penalty kill, which was forced to kill off both a four-minute powerplay and a five-on-three powerplay later. The number of shots helped Brossoit find a rhythm.
"I think any goalie will tell you that we like to get peppered in the game so you're getting a lot of action and can stay in it. They were throwing a lot of pucks on the net, that's kind of their MO… I think when I'm feeling good and my rebound control strength just lets me get into the game and have a bit of control," said Brossoit.
Brossoit wasn't the only goalie to make over 40 saves as at the other end of the ice, Jake Oettinger stood tall with Dallas. The game became a goalie duel with both goalies going the distance into the shootout, but Brossoit came up short.
"It's a motivation when you make a big save and then at the other end, he (Oettinger) is doing the same. It kind of adds a little bit of fuel to the fire and those are the most fun games to play when both goalies are dueling it out," said Brossoit.
Brossoit was called up to the Golden Knights after Logan Thompson suffered a lower-body injury. In three games this season Brossoit is 1-0-2 despite three strong performances. Every game that LB has played in since returning to the NHL has gone to overtime.
"That's three good ones, and it should be three wins for him. Unfortunately, we only got him the one. He's done his job very well for up and I'm happy for him because he's a hard-working guy that worked to get back to this point this year. It's too bad we couldn't put him up put him in the win column every night. But the big picture is that he's given us solid goaltending, " said head coach Bruce Cassidy.
If Cassidy decides to roll with the hot goaltender, Brossoit will get the start Monday afternoon against the Colorado Avalanche at 6:00 p.m.