Did the Golden Knights get the best from the Washington Capitals last night? Braden Holtby didn’t think so.
We just weren’t mentally prepared to work, skate, or anything. Against a team like that you can talk about them being a first-year team, but you know what they play like. They work, and we didn’t work. -Braden Holtby, Capitals Goaltender
We’ve heard many excuses from losing teams this season, but this is the first time a losing opponent admitted his team wasn’t prepared to play.
There is no excuse for that against any team. -Holtby
Ovechkin said it could’ve been a lot worse, had it not been for his goaltender.
We knew it was going to be hard with back-to-back. Again, I think if not for Holtby it would be like 10-0 at the first period. That’s why he’s one of the best goalies in the league, if not the best goalie in the league. He gave us a chance and we couldn’t come back -Alex Ovechkin, Capitals Captain
Holtby agreed, but gave Vegas the credit.