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The Save Heard ‘Round the World

Braden Holtby came up huge when the Caps needed him most and authored a stop that won’t soon be forgotten

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NHL: Stanley Cup Final-Washington Capitals at Vegas Golden Knights Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Late in last night’s game, with the Caps clinging to a 3-2 lead and just two minutes remaining regulation... this happened:

It just doesn’t get bigger, or better, than that.

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There seemed to be a consensus that this was quite the save. From the fans, including those at (and around) a jam-packed Capital One Arena:

And from his teammates:

And let’s go to Alex Ovechkin on the bench for a real-time reaction:

The goalie fraternity had some things to say about that one, to be sure:

Even Holtby’s longtime mentor and coach, Caps’ legend Olie Kolzig, was impressed.

And the analysis post-game was similarly effusive:

So, yeah. Nice stop. But we’ll give the last word to the man himself: