When the Washington Capitals won the Stanley Cup, they took away my job
The Washington Capitals were one of the best teams in the NHL during the 2016-17 season.
That success was all thanks to superstar goaltender Braden Holtby, and he was able to take the Capitals to the Stanley to play against some of the most skilled teams in hockey.
But on Tuesday night, the Capitals won 4-2 against the Columbus Blue Jackets in the Stanley finals.
The Caps had to come back from 3-1 down in the series after a goal by Matt Murray put the game away.
The goal was Holtby’s 12th of the playoffs, making him the second-most goals scored by a goalie in the playoffs for the Capitals.
And the Capitals made the most of Holtby in the final minutes.
Holtby made 34 saves, and it was a very impressive performance by the goalie.
“He’s been fantastic, obviously,” Capitals forward Braden Miller said of Holtzby.
“It was just a matter of getting him out of his zone.
We just didn’t have the pressure, and then he got a goal.”
Holtby stopped 29 of 30 shots.
“When you’re playing against top-tier competition like the Columbus team, it’s just a great feeling when you see your team go out and win,” Holtby said.
“To get a win like that, that’s pretty special.”
Miller and the rest of the Capitals celebrated with a group hug after the win.
“I don’t think you can ever say enough about Braden,” Miller said.
Miller also said Holtby was the reason the Caps won the series.
“We got a lot of momentum going into the playoffs,” Miller added.
“That’s why we played so well in the regular season.
He was a big part of that.”