|Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on May 10, 2012 at 11:05 AM|
There will be a Game 7 on Saturday night at 7:30 PM Eastern time between the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals to decide who advances to the Eastern Conference Final.
22-year-old, Lloydminster Saskatchewan native, Braden Holtby once again played a starring role making 30 saves and the Washington Capitals 2-1 victory over the top-seeded New York Rangers Wednesday night.
With the victory, Holtby's record after a loss this season remains perfect at 11-0, including two elimination games in the postseason.
"The starting job became Holtby's after injuries to Tomas Vokoun and Michal Neuvirth late in the season, and he's run with it with ever since. His calm demeanor belies his 34 total games of NHL experience, but it's one of the characteristics that allow the rookie to bounce back so effortlessly after defeats." NHL.com
Alex Ovechkin did his part, netting a one-timer from the high slot just a 1:28 into the contest on the power -play. Jason Chimera a player who enjoy a career year with the Washington Capitals provided the insurance marker midway through the second stanza.
Once again, the Washington Capitals blocked a ton of shots, 24 total. Braden Holtby keeps the Washington Capitals alive the only shot that beat this kid was the Rangers last of the game. A slapper by Marian Gaborik with 50 seconds remaining.
Fortunately, for the Capitals, they were able to hold off the Rangers long enough on home-ice to force a deciding game in New York. I'm sure everybody will be intensely following the action on Saturday.