Braden Holtby and John Carlson will be returning home to Washington DC nearly $100k richer.
The Metropolitan Division All-Stars defeated the Central Division All-Stars 10-5 in the championship game to win the 2019 All-Star Game’s three-on-three tournament.
Sidney Crosby was named All-Star MVP after scoring four goals and four assists, winning a 2019 Honda Passport Elite. Todd Reirden earned the win in his first career All-Star Game as head coach.
Holtby was the victorious goaltender in the Metropolitan Division’s first game against the Atlantic Division, posting 11 saves on 13 shots.
The game marked Holtby’s first victory since January 10 – a span of 16 days. In the championship game, Holtby stopped 12 shots, giving up five goals after an aggressive second-period push by the Central Division. Holtby’s most impressive stop was a diving save against Patrick Kane.
John Carlson had an assist on a Claude Giroux goal and finished the day a minus-2.
After the final game was over, Carlson hugged Braden Holtby in the crease.
They also shared a smirk in the handshake line.
The Capitals will now embark on a five-day break as part of their team’s bye. The Caps’ next game is on Friday.
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