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Braden Holtby could start up a Vegas magic act pretty soon if he ever gets tired of his career as an NHL goaltender.
The Capitals goalie slowed, then stopped all forward momentum in the Panthers-Caps game last night as he just couldn’t locate a puck that was shot at him. I mean, it had to be around there somewhere, right? It’s black, so it would contrast pretty heavily with the ice.
However, one look at a goalie and it’s easy to see that there are more nooks and crannies in that equipment than in an English muffin, so it’s not hard to see how this happens—and hard to believe it doesn’t happen more often.
Here’s a video of Braden Holtby eventually tracking the puck down:
As someone who writes about sports, I was hoping that this would turn into an unsolved mystery and we could provide the public with weekly updates from hard-boiled detectives while also telling them a story about a goalie growing more distressed by the week.
Alas, it was short-lived, but fun while it lasted.