Watch: Save of the Year Candidate by Blackhawks Goalie Scott Darling

This Chicago Blackhawks team is good enough to begin with, the last thing the rest of the NHL needs to see is the reigning champion franchise spawning a worthy back up to Corey Crawford in time for the playoffs and oh would you look at that it’s already done

This stone-cold, wicked save by Chicago’s backup goaltender came on Monday night during the Blackhawks’ home game vs. the Toronto Maple Leafs, as the usual netminder, Corey Crawford, was given the night off.

This wasn’t just a flash in the pan either — Darling has been a worthy backup to Crawford this season, sporting a 5-4-0 record, 2.48 GAA, and .915 save percentage coming into Monday. If he can put up those numbers in the playoffs too, woo boy — dynasty brewing, if it hasn’t started already.