The Save Heard Round the Internet: The Memes from Braden Holtby’s Save on Alex Tuch

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With the Washington Capitals hanging on to a 3-2 lead late in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals, Alex Tuch had a clean look to tie the game with 1:59 left. That’s where Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby made the save of a lifetime with the paddle of his stick. The save would go on to be the difference as the Caps defeated the Vegas Golden Knights and it even became a hit on social media. NoVa Caps took a look at some of the best memes from the internet of the save. 

The video replay:

Alex Ovechkin’s reaction:

Fan reaction:

Capitals goaltending legend Olie Kolzig approved:

Washington Post front page:

Here are some of the best memes we’ve found from the internet:

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😱 WHAT. A. SAVE!!! #ALLCAPS #Holtbeast #unleashthefury

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Holtby was asked after the game if he was aware of how big of a deal that save became on social media.

“I try to disconnect myself from social media. We’re a group trying to win hockey games and whoever has to step up to make plays, we’re all there as a team to support each other,” Holtby told the media.

“We’ve been getting huge plays from different guys throughout the playoffs… we have a goal in mind that will be a lot bigger than some save on social media.”

By Michael Marzzacco

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#Holtbeast #ALLCAPS

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