Less than a minute after Mike Knuble gave the Capitals a 3-2 lead early in the third period, the Bruins had a golden opportunity to tie the game right back up. Milan Lucic collected a bouncing puck off the end boards and quickly sent a cross-crease pass to Tyler Seguin.
The second-year forward appeared to have an open net, but rookie netminder Braden Holtby slid across just in time to get his skate on the puck and preserve the one-goal lead. The Capitals went on to win, 4-3, and now return home for Sunday's Game 6 with a 3-2 series lead.
"It bounced off the back boards and kind of happened quick," Holtby said of the play. "They threw it out front and I just kind of read it last minute and got a toe on it. Probably the very last piece of metal on my skate."
The save -- perhaps his best of the series -- added to the 22-year-old goalie's quickly-growing legend. Holtby now has a .946 save percentage in the series, second only to the Kings' Jonathan Quick among goalies who have played...