Yesterday, April 7, 2016 at 7:00 pm, the Washington Capitals will be faced their despised enemy, the Pittsburgh Penguins, at the Verizon Center.
The Capitals had a rough start in the first period, Matt Cullen of the Pittsburgh Penguins scored only 00:44 seconds in the period.
At the end of the 1st it was 1-0 Pittsburgh. It was the beginning of the second that the Capitals let in another goal by Pittsburgh’s Matt Cullen with 00:28 seconds.
At 09:03 in the seconds Pittsburgh’s Conor Sheary scored and made it 3-0. The Capitals, Marcus Johansson scored a goal with 17:19 to make it 3-1 in the second period. The start of the third was explosive with 2 goals from the caps making it 31 Pens.
The game needed overtime and with one minute left. Sidney Crosby comes racing of the bench to the blue line, where his teammate Chris Letang.
Ater the game thousands people were disappointing that there is only 2 games left for the caps, and that Braden Holtby might not get his record.
Yet this year, Braden Holtby (star goalie of the Washington Capitals) is having a 49-9-6 (wins-losses-OT losses) season and a .922% save percentage. At this point in the season it is phenomenal how he is one game away from tying the most wins in a NHL season.
If he does win tonight he will be tied with the great Martin Brodeur . Many people say by the time of playoffs Holtby will be too tired to play. In reality, all he wants to do is to complete his goal of tying or winning the record for most wins in a NHL season. He would have to win 2 games to have the record or win 1 to tie.
But lately, the Washington Capitals have been playing Holtby this season many times, only letting the back-up goalie Phillip Grubauer only a hand full of times. So the true question is, will Holtby be tired for playoffs or will he get the record? Don’t forget to follow me on twitter @hockeywriter90 and leave a like!