During game one, New York Rangers’ pest Tanner Glass tried to rattle Braden Holtby by spearing him in the neck. At that point, the Holtbeast had shut out the Rangers through 46 minutes and, for Glass, desperation was setting in.
The dangerous play went unpenalized. After grimacing for a few seconds, Holtby helped lead the Caps to a game one win. It appears he didn’t forget about the play.
Midway through the second period of game two, Glass took the puck hard to the net. He would regret it.
Holtby stuck his arms out to protect himself. Glass shattered as if he were an actual piece of glass thrown into an actual brick wall.