Braden Holtby on how to win the Stanley Cup: ‘If we knew the secret, we wouldn’t be talking about this’
Braden Holtby was one of the Capitals representatives on the NHL Media Tour yesterday. One of the Holtbeast’s stops was with the NHL Network to talk about the upcoming Capitals season.
Joining Jamison Coyle, E.J. Hradek, and Bill Lindsay on NHL Tonight, Holtby spoke about the Capitals’ continued struggles in the playoffs.
“Right now it’s just building out game, building the way we can feel comfortable in the uncomfortable situations. Really focus on that throughout the year,” Holtby said. “To make sure that when it comes down to it, we aren’t having a game like we did in Game Seven of last year against the Penguins.”
Holtby also preached that the team needs to be focused when they first play the Vegas Golden Knights on December 23.
“I think the biggest thing leading up to that is not taking them as an expansion team because they have some serious players and they are going to be a hard team to play against,” Holtby mentioned, likely referencing former teammate Nate Schmidt. “I think the building is going to have a lot of energy, especially in the first year, so it will be fun, it will be a fun challenge. I think we are all excited to play there for the first game.”