For a Stanley Cup playoff team, there’s no greater blessing than a Hot Goalie, and the Washington Capitals have one in spades.
Last night’s Game 6 Caps victory over the New York Rangers (via the New York Times).
WASHINGTON — Once again the rookie goalie Braden Holtby refused to lose when so much was on the line for the Washington Capitals.
With Washington’s 2-1 victoryWednesday night, Holtby has gone 29 consecutive starts — including 13 in the playoffs — without losing back-to-back games.
“It’s a big one,” Holtby said. “I think we earned it in a way that’s going to benefit us in the long run. We played a very solid team game. Very gutsy effort and we got rewarded tonight.”
Question: Will Holtby have all the answers in Saturday’s Game 7 at Madison Square Garden?
The hardwatching staff can’t wait to see.
P.S. Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist has been excellent throughout the series. Just not as excellent as Holtby.