"I want to be productive and I want to play for the team that trusts in me and I will give them everything I can to make them proud and successful".
Here is Holtby's save from Game Two, purely for comparison reasons, and not just because we can't get enough of it.
"Save of the year".
"Holts just makes the save of the year", Washington forward Jay Beagle said.
Alex Ovechkin, like all of us, could not believe it either. And taking pictures, we're at the Bellagio here and they have this 70-pound chocolate figurine of [Golden Knights goalie] Marc-Andre Fleury, everyone's taking pictures of that.
The phrase suited the mayhem of the first three rounds, when the Golden Knights stampeded through the Western Conference bracket, clobbering two inferior teams in San Jose and Los Angeles and a third, Winnipeg, which was exhausted from a bruising seven-game series against Nashville.
Washington is 4-5 at home in the playoffs.
Trotz went one further Wednesday when he hit the official National Hockey League dais for his pregame session. "We cleaned a few things. We're going to push on'".
Washington's excellent power play finally got a chance early in the second period, and Ovechkin scored a vintage goal with his powerful shot from a sharp angle. They blocked 18 shots and said they won the area in front of Holtby by tying up sticks and keeping the Golden Knights on the outside. A year ago, the Penguins and Predators went through the motions in a championship series that was lacking in goals and completely devoid of passion. "To have success in the playoffs you need every single guy chipping in".
"I haven't yelled that loud for someone to score a goal since Ovi scored one of his milestones", Washington forward T.J. Oshie said. I'm proud to be involved in one of the great series ever played.
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Shortly afterward, Kuznetsov went straight to the dressing room after absorbing a high check from McNabb. "The plays were there".
Holtby made 37 saves, but he got help from earthly sources as well.
"Thank God he's our goalie", Ovechkin said.
"I've got to bury that", Tuch said.
Luckily for Washington, the Golden Knights were only able to convert once on the man-advantage.
The usual pre-game pomp at T-Mobile Arena, which includes showgirls lining the glass in the Washington end during warmups and a knight defeating an opponent in a sword battle on the ice, also featured a performance by Las Vegas band Imagine Dragons and an appearance by UFC legend Randy Couture.
The Knights have scored first in all nine of their playoff home games, with each occurring in the first period and six coming in the first eight minutes.
While the quality of the ice isn't going to result in any games being postponed, it is something both teams have to gameplan for.
On the first goal of Game 2, Vegas' James Neal batted a puck out of the air with his stick and then rifled a wrist shot into the top corner. But the heat didn't fry the spirits of the fans who filled the plaza next to the arena to capacity before the puck dropped, continuing this gambling mecca's fanatical support of its first major pro sports team. But he returned to action in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals, and he's now on a four-game point streak of his own with 19 points (five goals, 14 assists) in 17 playoff games thus far.
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