Video: Kreider collides with Holtby

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It’s been a hectic third period for Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby, and not just because the New York Rangers are pressing to tie Game 1.

Notorious crease-crasher Chris Kreider provided the most controversial moment, as he collided with Holtby. Judge that situation for yourself, as more than a few people were upset with the moment (which didn’t draw a penalty):

Holtby seemed in peril at times, as he also seemed briefly shaken up by a stick under the mask. (Perhaps he made a savvy move to get a whistle … or a combination of both?)

Those bumps and bruises will be easier for Holtby to manage if he can hold off the Rangers. Tune in to NBCSN to find out if he can.