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And Holtby’s luck evened out when Hagelin hit the post on a two-on-one with 10 minutes remaining in the game and the Capitals protecting a 2-goal lead.

Holtby punctuated the victory with a twisting save with four minutes to play. He snared John Moore’s wrist shot with his glove, but the force of the shot seemed to cause him to spin. He pinned his glove against the right post, and a video review confirmed it was no goal.

Afterward, Holtby stood at his locker upbeat from the victory but with the full understanding it will take more to win this series.

“It’s all about your team when it comes to the playoffs,” he said. “A goaltender’s stats are all team stats. We’re off to a good start, but we’re far from saying it has been a successful ride.”