Braden Holtby takes blame for loss after costly turnover: Ryan Johansen’s shorthanded goal ‘killed us’
After an inspiring outing against the Montreal Canadiens on Monday, Braden Holtby gave up three first period goals and five overall to the Nashville Predators, earning his eighth loss in the last 13 games. But it was his gaffe on an early third-period powerplay that Holtby believes deflated the Capitals and gave Nashville the momentum to complete their comeback and win.
“It’s just a play that can’t happen,” a dejected and soft-spoken Holtby said in the locker room after the game. “It’s what killed us.”