The story behind how Braden Holtby ended up wearing a Pride hat the day the Capitals swam in the fountains
With Braden Holtby’s future in Washington uncertain, we’re sharing some behind the scenes stories about the greatest goaltender in Capitals history. Have something you want to share? Email us.
The Washington Capitals’ Stanley Cup run in 2018 was the greatest moment in franchise history. Riding Evgeny Kuznetsov’s 32 points, Alex Ovechkin’s 15 goals, and Braden Holtby’s The Save, the Capitals closed out the Vegas Golden Knights in five games to win a championship for the first time in its 43-year history.
But it did have one unfortunate side effect. Braden Holtby, who had marched in the Capital Pride Parade since 2016, would be unable to attend due to a full day of partying with the Stanley Cup, including a team celebration at Nationals Park.