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Holtby Saves the Day

Capitals Tie Series 1-1

May 31, 2018 - 9:54 am

By Austin Medina

Vegas does not always win!

The Washington Capitals defeated the Golden Knights Wednesday night 3-2 in Las Vegas. After stealing home-ice, the Caps go back to Washington with the series tied at 1-1.

The Golden Knights were riding off momentum, after winning their first ever Stanley Cup Final game Monday night. They struck first in Game 2 as James Neal scored midway through the 1st period.

The Golden Knights lead didn’t last long as Lars Eller responded with a goal of his own to tie the game 1-1. The Caps let the Vegas momentum wear out and took over in the 2nd period. Star Alex Ovechkin scored his 13th goal of the playoffs, this time coming off a Power Play. The goal was the first Stanley Cup final goal for Ovechkin, after being held scoreless in Game 1.

Less than four minutes later, Brooks Orpik took a pass from Eller and capitalized, making the Caps lead 3-1.

At the start of the 3rd period, the Golden Knights found themselves in a Power Play of their own and Vegas defenseman Shea Theodore scored to cut the lead to 3-2.

Braden Holtby played a terrific game, saving 37 of the 39 shots and making a remarkable save to secure the win. With just two minutes remaining, Holtby saved the potential game-tying goal with his stick. In one of the most fascinating saves, Holtby assured the Caps a tied series heading back to the Nation’s capital.

Talk about a save!

The Capitals gear up for Game 3 Saturday at 8 pm.