Washington Capitals vs Montreal Canadiens: Braden Holtby Leads Caps D in Shutout

March 26th, 2011 by Alan Zlotorzynski Leave a reply »
Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby idolized Hall of Fame goalie Patrick Roy in his youth. Roy, who spent a little over 10 seasons in Montreal, led the Canadiens to a Stanley Cup title in 1986 and then again in 1993.

Holtby, who is openly competing with Michael Neuvirth and Semyon Varlamov for a chance to become the Capitals postseason starter, was not yet alive to witness Roy make history when he became the second Canadiens rookie to lead Montreal to a Stanley Cup title in 1986.

Hotby was four when Roy won the Cup in 1993 and 11 when he won a title in Colorado in '01.

The 20-year-old Roy joined another Hall of Fame Canadiens goalie, Ken Dryden, in becoming the first rookie since Dryden to win the Stanley Cup in 1986.

Dryden, the first rookie goalie in NHL history to win a cup title, was 23 years old when he accomplished the feat. After playing in only six regular season games and then leading Montreal to the Cup in 1971, Dryden came back the following season and won the Calder Trophy as Rookie of the Year in 1972.

While Roy did not win Rookie o ...

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