Two years ago, the turning point of the 2018 Stanley Cup Final happened late in Game Two. Braden Holtby reached out with his stick and made a miraculous save on Alex Tuch with two minutes remaining in Game Two.
“People ask me a lot about The Save in Game Two,” Holtby said in the Players’ Tribune. “And for a while, I didn’t really know how to answer. Because you’re not supposed to be in that position in the first place. You never want to be in that position, where you’re making a save in desperation. When I reached out with my stick, he had to shoot it exactly where I thought he’d shoot it. There’s luck involved, for sure.”
After losing Game One, the Capitals would hold on to win Game Two and win four straight games overall, winning the Stanley Cup in Game Five.