Photos: Andre Ringuette/HHOF-IIHF Images

Washington Capitals goaltender Philipp Grubauer hit a milestone on Sunday. The 22-year-old prospect, who will likely back-up Braden Holtby in Washington next season, won his debut on the international stage with Team Germany, a 3-2 in a victory over Latvia. Grubauer made 30 saves, defeating Tampa’s talented prospect netminder Kristers Gudlevskis in the process.

Grubauer’s role on Germany is unclear. Grubi served as a back-up to Rob Zepp in Germany’s first game of the tournament on Saturday, a 2-1 win over Kazakhstan.

Two weeks ago, Grubauer shut out Team Russia in a pre-tournament game.

  • Bilal

    I’m really excited to see what Grubauer and Holtby are gonna get done for us next season! As much as I love Kuzya, Grubauer shutting out team Russia was pretty awesome

  • Sarah

    His hair is promising, too, despite the high standard set for Caps goaltending.

  • RESmith

    Deutsche Maschine bricht nie!

  • TySpooner

    Does anyone know where you can get those Germany jerseys?

  • DocHollyday