Capitals Players List
Name: Braden Holtby
Hometown: Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, Canada
College: none listed
Comment: Holtby helped to lead the Capitals to their first Stanley Cup in franchise history, posting a record of 16 and 7, a .922 save percentage, a 2.16 goals against average and two consecutive shutouts against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference Finals. Holtby is remembered for a play during Game 2 of the 2018 Stanley Cup Finals, in which he made a sprawling stick save on an open-net shot by Vegas Golden Knights forward Alex Tuch. If Tuch had scored, the Golden Knights would have tied the game with two minutes remaining in the third period. Many people refer to Holtby's stick save as "The Save".