Photos: Scott Rovak
Multiple Capitals made history Saturday night in St. Louis. All eyes were on Braden Holtby — including Martin Brodeur’s — as he attempted to tie the Hall of Fame goalie’s record of 48 wins in a single season. With a 5-1 victory, he did just that. Brodeur took 78 games to reach the mark. Holtby did it in just 66 games. Time for class photos!
“It’s not an individual thing,” Holtby said. “When you come back for alumni things years in the future, you can share it with the same guys that have been a part of it, look back on it together. It will be pretty neat.”
Meanwhile, Alex Ovechkin scored a hat trick after coming into the penultimate game regular-season game with 47 tallies. Ovi now has 50 goals in three straight seasons. He also scored 50 goals or more between 2007-2010, making him the first NHL player to score 50 goals three years in row a with a gap in between.
“The guys tried to find me out there,” said Ovechkin. “I just have to put it in. It’s harder and harder to score goals in this league, so I’m excited.
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