Photo via @zeekcw
Braden Holtby has always been an aggressive goaltender. From stealing sticks of opposing players to jumping into scrums, the Holtbeast is not afraid to assert himself. Heck, he’s even slashed Evgeny Kuznetsov in the ankles. Well, two nights after jumping on top of Erik Condra, Holtby cross-checked Travis Moen into the air after the Canadiens forward skated just a wee bit too close to the net.
GIF by me!
You can tell Holtby didn’t completely think this through because Jack Hillen took a stick to the face and got knocked over too. But hey, sometimes the greatest things in life are improvised.
Holtby on defending himself vs Moen: “Guys driving to the net like that, I’m going to take my safety into my own hands.”
— Katie Carrera (@kcarrera) April 21, 2013
Ouch! (Video via Fedor)