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WATCH: Braden Holtby Makes ‘Save of a lifetime’

May 31, 2018 - 2:39 pm

By Joe Schiller 

The Capitals made franchise history on Wednesday night, earning their first win in a Stanley Cup Final. It proved to be yet another back-and-forth game between both sides as Washington stole one on the road in Vegas 3-2.

The play of the game and perhaps the play of the season came from Caps’ netminder Braden Holtby in the third period.

Clinging on to a one-goal lead with just over two minutes left to play, Holtby made one of the most incredible saves in NHL history, robbing Knights’ winger Alex Tuch of a wide-open net.

Really, it was that good.

After allowing six goals in the Caps’ Game 1 loss, Holtby was stout. He finished with a game-high 37 saves and none proved more important than this one. It was a game-saving and series-saving play that will go down in Stanley Cup Final history.

Caps’ centerman Jay Beagle dubbed the play the “save of a lifetime.”

He’s not the only one who felt that way. Every Caps fan in attendance or watching around the globe witnessed arguably the best save they’ll ever see.