Absolute beauty. That pass was perfect. What a play by Kuzy. Between that play and 2 other goals from the Caps, as well as another phenomenal performance by Braden Holtby, the Caps blanked the Bs 3-0 last night and moved up to 2nd place in the Metro, looking to lock up home ice for the first round of the playoffs.
Holtby, in a word, was unreal. Just as in the previous two games vs the Bruins, they had no answer for him. Sprawling save after sprawling save, making everyone look around and wonder “how the fuck did he do that?”. 88 shots vs the Bruins this season, 88 saves. That gives him 41 wins and 9 shutouts on the season, which both tie the Caps franchise records.
As of now, here’s what the full standings look like:
Boston picked a bad day to get blanked by the Caps for the 3rd time in a row. The good news for them is they hold the tie breaker over Ottawa. As for the Caps, wouldn’t mind playing the Isles. Would prefer Pittsburgh because nothing feels better than knocking them out of the playoffs, and the Isles are a feisty team when they put it all together, but it’s fine. They give up a lot of goals…and the Caps score a lot of goals. A match made in heaven.