Tuesday night, Philipp Grubauer posted his first-ever shutout in a 3-0 win over the Colorado Avalanche. While it was technically Braden Holtby’s night, Grubi proved himself to be a capable backup, stopping all 18 of the Avs’ shots. Grubauer’s efforts were later recognized in the locker room, where he was awarded the Will Over Skill robe.
Yes, you read that correctly. The WILL OVER SKILL robe.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) October 19, 2016
After the game, Grubauer also posed with his milestone puck, which almost disappeared into the ether.
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) October 19, 2016
As Caps players mobbed Grubi in the crease, no one picked up the puck. Referee Tim Nowak started skating away with the puck until CSN Mid-Atlantic’s Al Koken grabbed it from him. This is a Peak Koken moment.
Great save, Al, and congrats, Grubi!
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