The Washington Capitals have a tradition. Whenever any player scores a milestone goal, the players who assisted will pose together with the puck. This explains the belly laugh-inducing photo of the Sashas and Jason Arnott from a few years ago.
On Thursday night, Alex Ovechkin cheesed for the camera after scoring his franchise-leading 473rd goal and to his right was… Braden Holtby? That can’t be right.
Okay, I’m checking the box score and yes, this is correct. Let’s see just how this happened.
Holtby stopped PK Subban’s PK clear (get it?) and laid the puck flat behind the net for John Carlson, the dude who got the primary assist. That’s it. That’s how Braden Holtby tallied an assist on one of the biggest goals in franchise history.
Remember that for trivia night 15 years from now.
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