Found January 26, 2013 on Diehardsport:
Washington Capitals goalie Michal Neuvirth completely robbed New Jersey Devils defenseman Marek Zidlicky on this play.  This has to be an early candidate for save of the year.  Zidlicky had 2/3 of the net open and Neuvirth just snagged it.  The Devils fans thought it was in and you can see almost an entire section behind the net start to celebrate and then become instantly disappointed once they realize what happened.  This was truly remarkable.[]

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