Last night was a rough one for all of us, especially if you happened to be there to see the game in person. If you’re still smarting from the Caps’ 3OT loss, think of it this way: at least you weren’t watching your son get discs of vulcanized rubber shot at his face all night.
We were first introduced to Braden Holtby‘s parents on Tuesday, when HNIC’s Elliotte Friedman did a feature on the family at their Lloydminster, Saskatchewan home. We got to see them in Washington on Wednesday night, as they made the trip to the Verizon Center to watch their son play. As you can imagine, it seemed to be a nerve-wracking experience for them, and NHL.com got footage of their reactions to their son’s various saves and heroics.
Video is below the jump, and we guarantee you will recognize some of the emotions they’re very visibly going through.
When the Rangers scored to end the game, the disappointment showed on the Holtbys’ faces for a few seconds, but then they immediately, enthusiastically applauded their son. No matter the outcome, Braden gave them plenty of reason to be proud last night.