Curtis Sanford just had one of the busiest nights a goalie can possibly have. Any time your team requires you to make 80 saves in one game, you’ve earned your money for the day.
The former goaltender of the Columbus Blue Jackets as recently as last season is now playing in the KHL, part of the new Lokomotiv Yaroslavl team that returned after that tragic plane crash that killed almost everybody on board. The Lokomotiv team has been a great story in its first year back on the ice, fielding a brand new team. They made the playoffs, led partially by the help of Sanford between the pipes.
So in Game 4 of their series against Severstal, there was Sanford again, doing the heavy lifting for his team. In the three-overtime game he faced 83 shots, stopping 80 of them. Normally you’d think if you stop 96 percent of the shots you see in a game you’ll be good, but the last goal went into his net, not the other way around.