Penguins prospect Tristan Jarry makes stupendous pad save in WHL playoffs (VIDEO)

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LONDON, ON - MAY 20: Tristan Jarry #30 of the Edmonton Oil Kings takes a breather against the Val-d'Or Foreurs in Game 5 of the 2014 MasterCard Memorial Cup at Budweiser Gardens on May 20, 2014 in London, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)
LONDON, ON - MAY 20: Tristan Jarry #30 of the Edmonton Oil Kings takes a breather against the Val-d'Or Foreurs in Game 5 of the 2014 MasterCard Memorial Cup at Budweiser Gardens on May 20, 2014 in London, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

Thank goodness for the overhead camera, since it captured a special save by goalie Tristan Jarry during the Edmonton Oil Kings' 4-1 takedown against the top-seeded Brandon Wheat Kings during the first night of the Western Hockey League playoffs.

The Wheat Kings' Rihards Bukarts bisected Jarry's five-hole with a backhand for what momentarily looked like it would be a goal. Jarry, though, had a great safety, kicking his right pad in to stop the puck just before it crossed the goal line. That's a fallback positon that the Pittsburgh Penguins prospect has no doubt honed over the years. Jarry finished the night with 25 saves as Edmonton, which won the Memorial Cup last season but took the last WHL Eastern Conference wild card berth this season, dominated play against Brandon.

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There is quite the juxtaposition with Jarry stoning one of junior hockey's highest-scoring teams on Thursday, while Zach Fucale, who won the world junior gold medal with Team Canada, isstarting the playoffs on the bench for the Quebec Remparts.

What's done is done on the world junior front. A pretty, pretty, pretty good save getting Vined isn't enough basis for an argument, but it's a reminder Jarry is up there with any 19-year-old goalie in Canada, and beyond.

Neate Sager is a writer for Yahoo! Canada Sports. Follow him on Twitter @neatebuzzthenet.

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