6 Best Calvin Pickard Saves for Colorado Avalanche

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Pickard Denies Bobby Ryan

In Pickard’s debut, the October 16 match in Ottawa, Pickard also had to face a stellar shot from the Senators’ second leading scorer, Bobby Ryan. This is a player whose motto is “Coming in Hot.”

Well, Ryan was already in the zone, but that doesn’t mean he wasn’t playing hot. A cherry picker at heart, he was lurking near the crease. Ottawa winger Alex Chiasson received a pass from Karlsson. He set up Ryan for what should have been a perfect one-timer.

The crowd erupted, thinking Ryan had made the goal. But Pickard had gotten his toe on the puck — he froze Ryan right out.