With so much attention focused on the Super Bowl, it's easy to forget that there are other sports being played right now. So here's a reminder from the world of hockey.
The Edmonton Oilers have had a terrible season. They're the worst team in the Western Conference. and their fans have had very little to celebrate. But last night, the Oilers won their third in a row by defeating the San Jose Sharks in Edmonton, 3-0. That's a quality win, any way you look at it. What makes it special, though, is the performance of Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens.
Yes, Scrivens got the shutout — his fourth of the season. But he had to make 59 saves to earn it. And that's something no other goalie in NHL history has ever done. By stopping all 59 shots, he set an league record for most saves in a regulation shutout, as well as an Edmonton record for most saves in a game.
That's a career night — and here are the highlights:
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Oilers Goalie Ben Scrivens Has Record Night
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