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Video: Holtby denies St. Louis with quick left pad save

Washington Capitals Goalie Braden Holtby

ARLINGTON, VA - APRIL 7: Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby during practice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex on Tuesday, April 7, 2015. (Photo by Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

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There was no score between the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals in the first period of Game 5, and the Capitals can thank goalie Braden Holtby for that.

Holtby was busy, particularly in the first half of the period when the shots were 11-2 New York at one point. His best save came on Martin St. Louis.

Holtby suddenly threw out the left pad to deny St. Louis in close on a cross-ice pass from Rick Nash, keeping the Rangers off the board. Through the first four games of this series, Holtby had allowed just five goals, with three of those coming in Game 2. He also has a save percentage this post-season of .950. Not bad.

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