Teammate on Braden Holtby save: ‘It shouldn’t be possible’
Braden Holtby had a great Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals that was highlighted by a spectacular save late in the third period that helped the Washington Capitals preserve their 3-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights.
Vegas got a nice bounce off the boards and the puck went to Alex Tuch, who had nearly a wide open shot at the net. Holtby came out of nowhere and reached out with his stick to make the save.
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In realtime, it looked like it would be a sure goal, which is what made the robbery so great.
Lars Eller, who had a goal and two assists in the win, praised Holtby for the save.
“Holtby was amazing. It shouldn’t be possible. It would have been hard to go out having them tie the game on a weird bounce … Holts comes up big.”
Holtby stopped 37 of 39 shots he faced, which was enough for the Caps to hang on for the win. They head to Game 3 with the series tied at one.