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Edmonton Oilers' Ben Scrivens Has Remarkable 59 Save Shutout; Sets NHL Record

Edmonton Oilers' Ben Scrivens Has Remarkable 59 Save Shutout; Sets NHL Record

Edmonton Oilers‘ new goaltender Ben Scrivens has endeared himself to the local fans early in his tenure with an NHL record setting shutout performance against the San Jose Sharks.

On Wednesday night he was unbeatable. Literally. He set an NHL record with 59 saves on the night to earn a 3-0 win for his hometown team.

By: Adam Pyde – @Adam_Pyde

For as team as bad as the Oilers have been, they sure are lucky at getting some incredible performances. First Sam Gagner’s 8 point night and now this.

Here are some other stats that make Scrivens’ night even more remarkable.

  • The San Jose Sharks attempted 100 shots on the night.
  • 50 of the 59 Sharks shots were at even strength.
  • The previous record for most saves in a game was 58, by Dwayne Roloson in 2010 who did not record a shutout.
  • Scriven’s did this in regulation time unlike Roloson and Ron Tugnutt (1991, 70 saves on 73 shots, 3-3 tie).
  • The only Sharks player he did not stop was Joe Pavelski, who had no shots.
  • The only shutout record Scrivens did not set was the NHL playoff shutout mark, 70 saves by Dominik Hasek in 1994.
  • He is unofficially the first player in NHL history to use the word “inauspicious” in an interview (credit)

The always witty Dan O’Toole then provided the world with some more excellent analysis.

The previous record was held by Coyote’s goaltender Mike Smith, he of this and this, by stopping 54 shots in a shutout win during the 2012 NHL season against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

In related news, Edmonton Oiler’s hockey team surrenders 59 shots against in single game. Woof.

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