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NHL Play of the Year Showdown: Fleury vs. Tatar

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TSN.ca Staff
5/19/2014 12:01:40 PM
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The NHL Play of the Year Showdown resumes today with a spectacular save and a defender-shaking rush.

Today's quarterfinal match-up features Pittsburgh Penguins netminder Marc-Andre Fleury taking on Tomas Tatar of the Detroit Red Wings.

Fleury flashed some serious leather and plucked what former Norris Trophy-winner Erik Karlsson thought was a sure goal right out of the air.

After a slick drop pass to Clarke MacArthur draws defenders towards the shot, Karlsson beelines it to open ice and waits for the cross-ice pass to wire on-net. Karlsson lets a wrister fly from just below the hash marks that seems destined to send Fleury's water bottle flying. Sprawling across the crease, though, Fleury throws his glove out and snags the shot. Karlsson can only look to the skies in disbelief.

Fleury eliminated Jonas Gustavsson in the second round by almost 5,000 votes.

Fleury's opponent, Tatar eliminates his defenders by running them clean into one another.

Streaking over the blue line, Tatar feels a pair of Dallas defenders closing in on him. As Brenden Dillon moves in for the big hit, Tatar hesitates and the Stars d-man catches teammate Cameron Gaunce square on, sending both players flying. Tatar resumes his drive and finishes with a nifty backhand shovel that goes off Kari Lehtonen and in.

Tatar was no match for Jason Spezza in the second round, winning the vote by a 3-1 margin.

You can watch the highlights and make your decision here. Every vote counts, so watch all the plays and take part in the TSN.ca Play of the Year Showdown. Let us know who you voted for via Twitter by using the hashtag #tsnklondikepoy.

Marc-Andre Fleury (Photo: Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images)

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(Photo: Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images)
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