After defeating Pittsburgh 4-1, Braden Holtby became the second quickest goaltender in NHL history to win 200 games. Sunday, Patrick Maroon got an opportunity to experience the Holtbeast’s greatness first hand.
In a span of 39 seconds, Holtby stopped Maroon five straight times.
Holtby to Maroon: "YOU SHALL NOT PASS!" ♂️
— NBC Sports Capitals (@NBCSCapitals) November 13, 2017
Holtby absolutely stonewalled the Oilers’ first line during this shift.
Here’s a closer look at Holtby’s point blank saves on Maroon.
After being set up by Connor McDavid, Maroon was unable to finish on his first nice chance, even after grabbing his own rebound. Seconds later, Maroon was again unable to light the lamp two straight times.
The Capital One Arena crowd gave Holtby a standing ovation.
At the Oilers bench, Maroon broke his stick in frustration.
But I wouldn’t blame the twig. Braden’s just that dang good.
After holding on for the 2-1 shootout victory, Holtby registered 29 saves and recorded his sixth straight win of the season. He’s managed to do this with several rookie blueliners in front of him.
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