Friday's win was a milestone win for Capitals goalie Braden Holtby. The Caps' 4-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins was career win No. 200 for the Caps netminder, Not only that, it took him just 319 games to reach that mark making him the second fasetst goalie to 200 wins in history behind only the great Ken Dryden.
You would have to be a pretty big buzzkill to not appreciate that. Enter Holtby.
"I don't know," he said after the game. "It's a cool accomplishment I guess, but it really doesn't mean anything in the end. It shows that I'm getting up there in years so that's about it."
Holtby, who is an ancient 28 years old, has hit a groove for the season after a slow start. He has now won five straight games.
While those comments appear cold on their face, he has always been very much focused on team success over his own individual accolades which explains why he was so quick to dismiss 200 wins.
But even Holtby had to admit it was pretty cool to be compared to Dryden, one of the greatest goalies in NHL history, right?
"Obviously it's an honor to be in the same sentence as him, but I think with him and me I think that both those teams that we've been fortunate to play on help you get there. That's just luck in some ways and it's been a fun time to get 200 and we'll move forward now."
Rats. I give up.