Ben Scrivens.

Jonathan Willis
January 29 2014 11:06PM

 

Ben Scrivens. 

Need we say more?

Most Saves In A Shutout

This table via Hockey-Reference.com, which has all NHL data going back to 1987-88:

Rk Player Date Team Opp. Dec. Shots Saves
1 Ben Scrivens 1/29/2014 EDM SJS W 59 59
2 Mike Smith 4/3/2012 PHX CBJ W 54 54
3 Craig Anderson 3/2/2008 FLA NYI W 53 53
4 Curtis Joseph 12/10/1996 EDM DET T 52 52
5 Jonathan Quick 12/13/2010 LAK DET W 51 51
6 Martin Brodeur 1/12/2010 NJD NYR W 51 51
7 Glenn Healy 1/16/1990 NYI VAN W 51 51
8 James Reimer 2/4/2012 TOR OTT W 49 49
9 Niklas Backstrom 2/19/2012 MIN BOS W 48 48
10 Cam Ward 2/2/2012 CAR BOS W 47 47

The Oilers Defensive System

On second thought, let's not talk about that.

So Scrivens?

Yeah. That was something else. 

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Jonathan Willis is a freelance writer. He currently works for Oilers Nation, the Edmonton Journal and Bleacher Report. He's co-written three books and worked for myriad websites, including Grantland, ESPN, The Score, and Hockey Prospectus. He was previously the founder and managing editor of Copper & Blue.
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#1 @kahmad92
January 29 2014, 11:08PM
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I honestly love this article if we can even call it that!

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#2 toprightcorner
January 29 2014, 11:08PM
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Nope, Ben did all the talking tonight!!

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#3 Czar
January 29 2014, 11:20PM
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@kahmad92 wrote:

I honestly love this article if we can even call it that!

It's hard to write when you're still standing and clapping.

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#4 Rusty Patenaude
January 29 2014, 11:20PM
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I have watched a whole lot of hockey in my life and I have never seen a better display of goaltending. It was one of those performances for the ages that I will never forget. Glenn Hall stoning the Montreal Canadiens in the 1968 Final...Kelly Hrudey in that marathon ot vs. the Caps...Grant Fuhr shutting out the Islanders for the first win of the '84 Final and now this.

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#5 Comrade GT
January 29 2014, 11:26PM
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lol, great read

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#6 NJ
January 29 2014, 11:26PM
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A record for the ages! Ben Scrivens. A formerly dead fan base salutes you. Your 59 save shutout spells hope for the hopeless, strength to the weary, and healing to the brokenhearted.

Group hug.

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#7 **
January 29 2014, 11:27PM
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Best Article in the history of Oilers hockey. On a side note, wikipedia just updated the most shots in a shutout by a goaltender and put Scrivens in there, so it's confirmed: NHL record. He has actually biult up his game since he got here, go look at his stats and he's improved on every single game. Scrivens just single handedly jump-started the heart of Oilers nation.

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#8 K_Mart
January 29 2014, 11:34PM
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And Eakins just wanted a 1-0 win. Pffff. We can't lose if we never get scored on.

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#9 potential flush
January 29 2014, 11:39PM
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Hard to complain about Scrivens performance but as an Oilers fan I'll try my best. "How did he let those two shots go by him? Thank God they hit the post!" Now I shall continue building my Scrivens shrine. Excuse me. :)

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#10 YEGFan
January 29 2014, 11:44PM
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That game is probably going to net Scrivens an extra couple million a year.

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#11 Johe
January 29 2014, 11:45PM
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Forget moral victories. This was an immoral victory. More please.

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#12 Retsinnab5
January 29 2014, 11:47PM
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Who needs Defence when you have The Professor in net!

IS THIS REAL LIFE???

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#13 **
January 29 2014, 11:47PM
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Johe wrote:

Forget moral victories. This was an immoral victory. More please.

It was a filthy victory, and I loved it.

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#14 Drowning in Oil
January 29 2014, 11:49PM
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I would like to take this time to apologize to Mac T and Dallas Eakins. If I had only known your ultimate plan to have a goal stop 59 shots every night. Now I understand your logic and coaching. You have made a believer out of me..................... Not!!

Great game by Scrivens. I am happy for him but this team and coaching is still very, very lackluster!!

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#15 Czar
January 29 2014, 11:53PM
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Drowning in Oil wrote:

I would like to take this time to apologize to Mac T and Dallas Eakins. If I had only known your ultimate plan to have a goal stop 59 shots every night. Now I understand your logic and coaching. You have made a believer out of me..................... Not!!

Great game by Scrivens. I am happy for him but this team and coaching is still very, very lackluster!!

Dude! We're trying to have a good time here. Enjoy it for what it was, a record breaking night!!

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#16 Donnie
January 29 2014, 11:57PM
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potential flush wrote:

Hard to complain about Scrivens performance but as an Oilers fan I'll try my best. "How did he let those two shots go by him? Thank God they hit the post!" Now I shall continue building my Scrivens shrine. Excuse me. :)

Fack off and go kiss your boyfriend.

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#17 David
January 29 2014, 11:59PM
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Fire lowe

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#18 Retsinnab5
January 30 2014, 12:05AM
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David wrote:

Fire lowe

Can we not just enjoy the moment?

59 SAVE SHUTOUT!!!

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#19 Mike Krushelnyski
January 30 2014, 12:05AM
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David wrote:

Fire lowe

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#20 Walter Sobchak
January 30 2014, 12:05AM
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WOW!!

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#21 james_dean
January 30 2014, 12:06AM
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Records are meant to be broken

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#22 Will
January 30 2014, 12:07AM
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Ah, typical Oilers. INsane record breaking individual performances, terrible overall team effort (I'm looking at you Gagner 8 points vs Chicago then 11 in two games or whatever).

This has got to be the worst team to cheer for. UNimaginable flashes of unrepeatable brilliance, followed by the never ending horror hat it was just kind of a one time thing and cannot be repeated or even imitated on a night to night basis. God I lovehate this team so much.

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#23 mlselli
January 30 2014, 12:07AM
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Hopefully MacT hit another home run with signing Ben Scrivens. What a show he put on tonight tonight at home. He is bringing hope to the team. Go Oilers.

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#24 Grant fuhr
January 30 2014, 12:09AM
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I wish I could remember that game in 84' it was a blizzard that night.

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#25 Mike Krushelnyski
January 30 2014, 12:09AM
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mlselli wrote:

Hopefully MacT hit another home run with signing Ben Scrivens. What a show he put on tonight tonight at home. He is bringing hope to the team. Go Oilers.

Craig MacTavish has zero career home runs so idk what your talking about

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#26 Czar
January 30 2014, 12:17AM
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Scrivens should have gotten all 3 stars!

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#27 Larry
January 30 2014, 12:25AM
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Grant fuhr wrote:

I wish I could remember that game in 84' it was a blizzard that night.

Hey Grant. Do you prefer coke or Pepsi?

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#28 Boys on the Short Bus
January 30 2014, 12:29AM
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Finally I understand the rebuild. It's the Maple Leafs get outshot 2 to 1, hope goalie channels his inner George Vezina. Great game BS first good Oiler memory since Sammy Snowpant great eight. I don't whether to cringe or laugh when I hear Eakins interviewed, reminds me of Claude Noel quirky. Dally surges ahead with narcissism , stupid slogans, aloof look in his eye as opponents fill the Oiler net . I love how he regales us with his tales of woe around town, sorry the kid was right the Oilers do suck and have for while now. The first wood you should chop is Smitty's stick. The only water I see being carried is by longest tenured Oiler Joey.

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#29 Drowning in Oil
January 30 2014, 12:38AM
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I guess it all comes down to Scrivens signing on the dotted line. It'll be Mac T vs. Mrs. Scrivens. Wonder who wins that battle!!

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#30 Retsinnab5
January 30 2014, 12:42AM
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Mike Krushelnyski wrote:

Craig MacTavish has zero career home runs so idk what your talking about

Perron for Paajarvi?

Getting rid of Dubynk?

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#31 I tried it at home
January 30 2014, 12:46AM
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Lol, Jonathan, are you drunk? Great article, sir!

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#32 Sandra
January 30 2014, 12:48AM
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Once Freddy Chabbot gets a hold of him he'll be like Dubnyk.

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#33 Czar
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Larry wrote:

Hey Grant. Do you prefer coke or Pepsi?

Pepsi with his rye, coke with his hookers.

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#34 Randy Carlyle
January 30 2014, 01:22AM
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HEY! You stole our strategy!!!!! D: We will get you back..don't worry MUHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHHAH **cough cough*****

Sincerely Randy Carlyle

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#35 R U Kidding Me!
January 30 2014, 01:32AM
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Scrivens save % jumped from .930 to .937 in this 1 game. He now leads all goalies in that category.

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#36 Grant fuhr
January 30 2014, 01:38AM
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@Czar

Coke with my rye , coke with my hookers

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#37 Tim in Kelowna
January 30 2014, 01:46AM
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This is how you win over a fan base. Brilliant goaltending. Extend that man's contract.

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#38 Larry
January 30 2014, 01:46AM
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Grant fuhr wrote:

Coke with my rye , coke with my hookers

What do Grant Fuhr, Mikka Kiprusoff and Kirk McLean have in common?

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#39 Pouzar99
January 30 2014, 01:51AM
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If I hadn't seen that I would not have believed it. In fact I'm still not sure I believe it even though I did see it.

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#40 judgedrude
January 30 2014, 01:54AM
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Enough with all crazy stats, it's hurting my mind!

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#41 Muji
January 30 2014, 02:03AM
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Ben Scrivens. That was a lot of fun to watch! My heart was beating so fast. It was exactly like watching a pitcher go for a no-hitter.

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#42 ubermiguel
January 30 2014, 02:13AM
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I haven't seen this team rally around a teammate like that in a long time. At the end of the 3rd period most of them would have taken a bullet for Scrivens. One for the ages.

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#43 27Ginge
January 30 2014, 03:11AM
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The most disgusting single human effort I've ever seen this team have since messier ala '84.

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#44 Neal
January 30 2014, 03:35AM
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Wow. Once again we've been given hope. Please stay

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#45 pelhem grenville
January 30 2014, 04:38AM
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~...it all makes sense with backups Hall and Eberle in net...without them he could never have achieved this feat...~

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#46 Rdubb
January 30 2014, 05:32AM
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Sorry Johnathon, but that was a waste of my time...if you're not going to write an article, than don't toss out a few text's from Oiler players and call it an article. I'd say a good chunk of people most likely "follow" a few of the people above and already read them... By far, the worst article you've put your name to, the worst article I have ever read on this site, and perhaps the worst article this site has ever published...not good from a writer If you were to "busy" still clapping, you should have waited another 10-15 minutes before copying the texts and pasting them, thought a minute, and wrote an article worth reading...

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#47 orangepylon
January 30 2014, 05:51AM
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Rdubb wrote:

Sorry Johnathon, but that was a waste of my time...if you're not going to write an article, than don't toss out a few text's from Oiler players and call it an article. I'd say a good chunk of people most likely "follow" a few of the people above and already read them... By far, the worst article you've put your name to, the worst article I have ever read on this site, and perhaps the worst article this site has ever published...not good from a writer If you were to "busy" still clapping, you should have waited another 10-15 minutes before copying the texts and pasting them, thought a minute, and wrote an article worth reading...

Dude. Relax. JW writes in-depth articles for ON and plenty of other sites daily. How annoyed could you possibly be for taking 20 seconds from your incredibly busy schedule to scroll down a short article in the middle of the night? Also. It's not Johnathon.

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#48 Zed
January 30 2014, 05:53AM
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@Rdubb

Haters always gonna hate.

How goes the porta potty cleaning business Rdubb?

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#49 Sisyphus
January 30 2014, 05:58AM
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Now the real question is....is Scrivens playing like the world's best goalie right now because he wants a new shiny contract next season SOMEWHERE ELSE? Or would he be willing to stay here?

He keeps putting up those performances, he'll have other offers. And I can't imagine he'd decide to stay in a city where he's going to have to face that many shots a night because the team in front of him can't even spell defense, let alone play it

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#50 vetinari
January 30 2014, 06:27AM
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MacT better be taking Scrivens aside on this road trip and get him signed to an extension... he earned it last night. I can't help but wonder what the score would have been if Dubnyk or LaBarbara were still with the team and in net instead? A win is a win, but please guys, could we cap opposing teams to 30 shots or less for the night?

Scrivens! Scrivens! Scrivens!

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