The Washington Capitals only have so much drama to offer with virtually everything clinched, yet they generated two legit stories in their 1-0 overtime win against the New Jersey Devils.
Most impressively, Braden Holtby earned his third shutout and 45th win of the 2015-16 season. With that, Holtby is really creeping on Martin Brodeur’s single-season record for goalie wins at 48.
The Capitals have nine games remaining this season, so there’s at least a possible best-of-both worlds scenario for Washington: he can chase the record and still maybe get a little breather toward the playoffs.
The on-ice official from Colorado reportedly caught an edge and hit his head on the ice during warm-ups without a helmet on and was in medically-induced coma since. The incident happened in Grand Rapids before the semi-final game of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association between Michigan Tech and Ferris State. He had been in hospital since and suffered a brain hemorrhage on Friday.
It is often said amongst those of us in the officiating community that the only team that never loses is the Referees. Well, this morning our team lost. Oliver ‘Butch’ Mousseaux passed away this morning after sustaining a pre-game head injury in Grand Rapids, Michigan.Butch was a rarity. He was not only loved by his fellow officials, but also by the coaches and players in the games he worked. What made Butch so special were his communication skills with the coaches and players.
The WCHA released the following statement regarding Mousseaux: