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Braden Holtby's 'save of the season' leaves Alex Ovechkin speechless

Braden Holtby's 'save of the season' leaves Alex Ovechkin speechless

In order to win Lord Stanley's Cup, the Washington Capitals would have to prove themselves.

Down one game to none in the best-of-seven series with the Las Vegas Golden Knights in the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Final, the Capitals held a 3-2 lead entering the final period.

Holding a lead for all 20 minutes in the third period of a Stanley Cup Final is a good way to prove whether or not the Capitals are Stanley Cup worthy.

In order to do so, the Capitals would need Braden Holtby to stand on his head. Holtby did just that. In fact, the former Vezina Trophy winner stood on his stick.

A poorly timed turnover to the side of Holtby's net with just under two minutes remaining gave Vegas' Alex Tuch what appeared to be the game-tying goal.

That's when Holtby decided to make the best save of the 2018 NHL Playoffs.

Alex Ovechkin, like all of us, could not believe it either.

Neither could this fan, watching the game with 14,000 of his closest friends at Capital One Arena.

That is the type of save the Capitals needed to hold on to a third-period lead in a Stanley Cup Final. That's the type of save the Capitals need in order to win a first-ever Stanley Cup.

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Capitals' Lars Eller shares picture of his second child, Alexander

Capitals' Lars Eller shares picture of his second child, Alexander

Capitals' forward Lars Eller departed the NHL bubble on Wednesday to be with his wife, Julie, for the birth of his second child. A few days later, the couple welcomed their first son into the family.

Eller shared a photo on Instagram on Saturday of himself holding his son, Alexander, and it's quite adorable.

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The couple already has one child together already, a daughter named Sophia.

The forward wasn't the only D.C. athlete to share exciting baby news on Saturday, as Washington Nationals shortstop Trea Turner announced that he and his wife are expecting their first child together in February.

Eller has stated he plans to return to the Capitals following the birth of his son, but it's unclear when he will return. Once he does return to Toronto, however, he must undergo a specific NHL-mandated quarantine before he's cleared to play again.

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How to Watch: Washington Capitals vs. Boston Bruins

How to Watch: Washington Capitals vs. Boston Bruins

The Washington Capitals take on the Boston Bruins noon on Sunday as the finale of their round-robin play.

With both teams looking for their first win since the restart, there will be key seeding at stake. If the Caps win, they finish third and will play the Islanders in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. If the Caps lose, they'll finish fourth and go up against the Hurricanes. 

You're not going to want to miss this one. Here's how to watch. 

CAPITALS vs. BRUINS HOW TO WATCH 

What: Washington Capitals vs. Boston Bruins
Where: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Canada 
When: 12:00 PM ET 
TV Channel: Capitals vs. Bruins will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington Plus
Live Stream: You can live stream Capitals vs. Flyers on NBC Sports Washington's live stream page and on the NBC Sports App.

CAPITALS vs. FLYERS TV SCHEDULE

11:00 AM: Caps Pregame Live (LIVE)

12:00 PM: Capitals vs. Bruins (LIVE)

2:30 PM: Caps Postgame Live (LIVE)

CAPITALS vs. BRUINS WHAT TO WATCH 

While this postseason bubble format has been a joy to consume after four months without any hockey, it isn't anything that should be continued. That's what the winless Capitals should be thinking, that is, of course, unless the Caps make another far postseason run. 

As the last contest that won't result in a step closer to going home if the Caps lose, Washington's possible opponents have become clearer. Also, while long-time rivals Pittsburgh got eliminated from the postseason, they somehow have a chance at the top overall pick in the NHL draft. 

Look out for an intense Caps squad to come out playoff-ready against these Bruins. 

CAPITALS vs. BRUINS PLAYERS TO WATCH 

Evgeny Kuznetsov (63 games, 19 goals, 33 assists, 52 points): Kuznetsov was benched in the third period against the Flyers, so the Capitals will need a reinvigorated Kuzy to get going against Boston's physical defense. When Kuznetsov is on top of his game, he's a joy to watch and his offensive quality will be needed Sunday. 

Patrice Bergeron (61 games, 31 goals, 25 assists, 56 points): Bergeron notched an assist in Boston's 3-2 loss against Tampa Bay, but the veteran 35-year-old center still has more in the tank and could be key to foiling Washington's final round-robin game. 

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