Found June 07, 2013 on Diehardsport:
Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin had an amazing chance to try and tie the game with less than a minute left in Game 4.  Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask was out of position and out of the net after making a lunging move towards Malkin.  Malkin showed patience and went to step around the fallen Bruins captain Zdeno Chara towards the empty net.  As he shot, Chara made a last second desperation play and flailed his left arm out and managed to stop the puck with a massive crowd of players around the net.  If Chara doesn’t do that the game is headed to overtime and the Penguins still have a shot to stave off elimination.  Instead Chara makes the miraculous stop and the Bruins are getting ready to play in the Stanley Cup Finals. [YouTube]

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