Grubauer save sucks the life out of Dallas

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Tied 3-3, midway through the third period of the Caps-Stars game on Saturday night, Capitals defenseman Taylor Chorney was called for an untimely holding penalty, sending the Stars to the power play. On the man-advantage, Dallas quickly began to buzz in the Caps’ zone, ultimately setting up Tyler Seguin for what looked to be an open shot for the go-ahead tally. 

Unfortunately for Seguin and the Stars, Caps goaltender Philipp Grubauer would turn-in the save of the game. Maybe the save of the season so far.

Following Grubauer’s brilliant game saver, as play continued on the ice, Seguin would stand stunned in disbelief, even dropping his stick to the ice. Life had been sucked out of Seguin and the building.

Grubauer’s save would ultimately allow the Capitals to push the game to overtime, where Jay Beagle would win it on a beautiful feed from Evgeny Kuznetsov.

The win would be the first for the Capitals against the Stars since 2008, and returned the Capitals to the top of the NHL standings.

Grubauer extended his winning streak to nine games (7-0-2) and improved to 9-1-2 overall (2.05 GAA, .925 SV%, 2 SO).

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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