For as bad as the Washington Capitals defense has been this season, Braden Holtby has done his best to weather the storm.
He did so again on Sunday, after the Caps got confused in the defensive zone and allowed Wayne Simmonds a semi-breakaway.
Simmonds made a deke, catching the Holtbeast flat-footed. Holtby lost his balance, but then did something miraculous.
GIF by Hana Imiolczyk
Like Stretch Armstrong, Holtby’s groin turned to rubber. His left leg appeared to grow by three and a half feet. He somehow stopped Simmonds with his left pad.
And since 85% of our readers are age 15 and below, here is Stretch Armstrong. I actually had one as a kid.
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