De Ja Vu, Braden Holtby Collides with a Teammate at Practice


For the second year in a row during a practice prior to Game 4 in the first round, Braden Holtby was involved in a collision. Last year it happened with an unidentified teammate while the team was in Philadelphia and he would later tell reporters over the offseason that he sustained an injury on the incident. Today it happened at the Caps’ Morning Skate as they prepare for tonight’s Game 4 in Toronto

Marcus Johansson accidentally ran into Holtby during a drill and knocked him over. Holby was down for about 20 seconds and everybody was quiet. He would later get up no problem.

Both Johansson and Holtby confirmed that the Caps main netminder is okay.

If it really is de ja vu in the first round that could be a good thing for the Capitals. Last season, they took care of the Flyers in six games. This year, they have a shot in advancing past the Maple Leafs in six games if they win their next three.

By Michael Marzzacco


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About Michael Marzzacco

Michael is an avid DC sports fan with a passion for writing. He has followed the Washington Capitals since the 2003-04 season, around the time his enthusiasm for DC teams really began. It was from the days when they had the worst record in the league to when they became the most exciting team in the area. His Dad took him to his first Caps game a couple of years later. One of his favorite memories was being in the stands during the 2015 Winter Classic where Troy Brouwer scored the game-winning goal with 12 seconds left. Michael graduated from Radford University in May 2016, earning a degree in journalism and focusing on sports journalism and broadcasting. His goal is to work in sports media in Washington, D.C.
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One Response to De Ja Vu, Braden Holtby Collides with a Teammate at Practice

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