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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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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