For a majority of his time in Washington, Philipp Grubauer has been the capable and stellar backup, getting irregular playing time yet succeeding nonetheless.
But over the last few months, the forgotten and under-appreciated Grubauer has wrestled the Capitals starting goaltender position away from former Vezina Trophy winner Braden Holtby. An already beloved player, Caps fans are starting to fall head-over-heels in love with the German netminder.
How do I know this? Because Grubauer’s face is being super-imposed over Jesus on social media.
— samantha (@sam_lebeck) April 2, 2018
— doug crap (@LorenzoMeow) April 2, 2018
Ah yes, Grubi Saves!
Grubauer also trended worldwide on Twitter after the Capitals defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins.
— Trendsmap DC (@TrendsDC) April 2, 2018
The goalie appears to be the likely frontrunner for the Capitals starting spot in the playoffs.
And because of saves like this, how could he not?
Headline photo: @LorenzoMeow
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