The Dallas Stars took on the Colorado Avalanche tonight in preseason action, Saturday.
Normally, a game like this would be completely inconsequential for Capitals fans. But not tonight.
There was a reunion among two 2018 Stanley Cup champions on the ice.
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Former Capital Andre Burakovsky skated over to Braden Holtby, the greatest goaltender in Capitals history, during a break in play. The two appeared to strike up a very lively and friendly conversation.
It may have been inspired by Burkie’s two primary assists he collected during Holtby’s two periods in net.
Moose man redirects puck at impossible angle 2 – 1 pic.twitter.com/zx1l9bJrLL
— Nathan Rudolph (@Nathan__Rudolph) October 10, 2021
The incredibly important hockey video was shot by RMNB reader Cassie, a Capitals and Avalanche fan, who lives out in Colorado.
The Avalanche beat the Stars, 4-2.
Burakovsky and Holtby were very close friends in DC, though Burkie was more endearing to Braden in a grating, lovable type of way.
“To be honest, our team this year was really really good that way,” Holtby said after signing with the Canucks in 2020. “But a guy in the past [was] Andre Burakovsky. He’d go by my ears with every single shot and laugh at it.
“We had a great relationship. Everyone knows that that’s been on our team.”
Now here are some relevant photos.
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