Playoff Performer of the Night | Braden Holtby

With 37 saves, including a jaw-dropping third-period denial of Vegas Golden Knights forward Alex Tuch, Braden Holtby was simply outstanding in backing the Washington Capitals to an even series with a 3-2 win of Wednesday’s Game 2.

It’s a Stanley Cup Final that the collective sports world can’t take their eyes off of.

With 37 saves, including a jaw-dropping third-period denial of Vegas Golden Knights forward Alex Tuch, Braden Holtby was simply outstanding in backing the Washington Capitals to an even series with a 3-2 win of Wednesday’s Game 2.

''Thank God he's our goalie,'' said Washington captain Alex Ovechkin. ''He's over there when we need him, and it was probably the save of the year for sure.''

If he didn’t say it, it was obvious he was thinking it by his priceless reaction on the bench.

The win was Holtby's 13th this postseason, over which the netminder brought his goals-against average to 2.19 and save percentage to .921. Teammate Lars Eller factored on every strike for the Caps (1-2–3) by scoring his team’s first goal and later assisting on both the game-tying and game-winning goals.

Meanwhile back at the homestead, the littlest Holtbys were also bringing their A games.

With a crucial win on the road, he series now shifts to Washington where the Capitals will play host Saturday at Capital One Arena.


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