Skip to main content
Short Shifts

Holtby's perseverance pays off for young Capitals fan who wanted puck

Goalie flipped souvenir to young Washington supporter after initial toss was intercepted

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / Staff Writer

Holtby tosses pucks to young fans

VGK@WSH: Holtby hands out souvenirs to young fans

Capitals goalie Braden Holtby makes a pair of young fans' days as he flips a couple pucks into the stands prior to facing the Golden Knights

  • 00:29 •

Braden Holtby might now know how Brett Connolly feels.

It took the Washington Capitals goalie two tries, or one more attempt than he would've liked, to flip a puck to a young fan during warmups ahead of their game against the Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday.

Tweet from @NHL: You sir, @Holts170, are a gem.

Holtby made a perfect first flip to the young boy, and the puck would've landed right in his hands if not for the guy in the suit, who intercepted the pass and threw it over the glass to a different young fan standing in the penalty box.

Holtby was incredulous that his perfect toss landed in the wrong person's hands and frantically searched for another puck to throw to the fan. After retrieving the biscuit, and a wave of his stick telling the suited man to get out of the way, Holtby made a second perfect flip also the fan's night.

The whole incident conjured thoughts of Connolly's experience with Keelan Moxley, the young fan who also had to wait her turn before finally receiving a puck during Game 2 of Washington's Eastern Conference First Round against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Even the Capitals couldn't deny that.

Tweet from @Capitals: Why does this keep happening?

View More

The NHL uses cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies. By using NHL websites or other online services, you consent to the practices described in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, including our Cookie Policy.