Found April 26, 2012 on Tauntr:
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You would think that the defending Stanley Cup champions wouldn't allow a third-string, rookie goalie on a team that has a history of collapsing in the playoffs shut them down, but Caps goalie Braden Holtby did exactly that--neutralizing Boston's offense all series. And when the B's couldn't get the puck in the net, they tried to get in Holtby's head, like when Rich Peverley went to slash him in the 2nd period of last night's game 7. But that failed too as Holtby stared down Peverley like a boss, not moving an inch. How? Well, just like another young up and comer, the force is strong with this one.

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  • Baa Ha Ha Ha Ha.... force is strong with this one OMG....watch what the Rangers do to "THIS ONE"... B's lost because they took bad angle shots and too many extra passes, not because of Holtby..the defense blocked more shots than he did...you're going to see just how forgetful the Caps are after the Rangers sweep them out..you're funny though.
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