The save Braden Holtby is most proud of from the 2018 Stanley Cup Final is not the one you think it is
Braden Holtby had an absolutely magical playoff run for the Washington Capitals in 2018 which ultimately ended with the team raising Lord Stanley in Las Vegas.
After Philipp Grubauer started the first two games of that year’s postseason and lost both, Braden came in and the rest is history. Holtby led the Capitals to four straight wins against Columbus, helped slay demons in Pittsburgh, shut out Tampa Bay in Game Six and Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Final, and most notably made “The Save” against Alex Tuch en route to the Cup victory.
Holtby recently spoke to Caps Radio’s Ben Raby on the ‘Caps This Morning’ podcast about that storybook run and how the save he is most proud of from it is not the one that gets all the highlight praise.