If The Caps Win The Cup, Braden Holtby’s Huge Game 2 Save Will Go Down In History

Bryan Brandom
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Two days after the Golden Knights claimed their first Stanley Cup final victory in franchise history, the Capitals did the same.

And much like Vegas in their Game 1 victory, the Caps were saved by a crucial, amazing play in the contest’s closing moments.

It came in the form of a jaw-dropping Braden Holtby save.

Like, literally jaw-dropping. Watch the chins of the bruising Tom Wilson and American hero T.J. Oshie on each side of a melting Alex Ovechkin following Holtby’s brilliance.

Even his teammates’ postgame reactions were priceless.

“I was like, ‘Oh no,’” said Nicklas Backstrom. “But then I was like, ‘Oh yes!’”

Jay Beagle admitted to thinking “There’s no way.”

But perhaps the best indicator that Holtby’s save is an all-timer is the reactions of former NHL keepers.

Holtby has been a nimble brick wall in the playoffs. After going the entire regular season without a shutout, he blanked the Lightning in Games 6 and 7 to lead the Caps to their second ever Stanley Cup final. In this postseason, he owns a .921 save percentage and a 2.19 goals against average.

If he keeps it up and the Caps pull this thing out, expect to see replays of this epic save whenever May rolls around for decades to come.