If you haven't heard about Braden Holtby by now, it's obvious which series you aren't watching.
Toe to toe against the heavily favored Boston Bruins, Holtby was predicted to be the weak chain in the link for the Capitals.
Quite the opposite has occurred to the dismay of the Bruins and the surprise of hockey analysts everywhere.
In two games, Braden has given up a total of three goals—twice in a row sending his Capitals to overtime and during Saturday into double overtime.
Bruins' goalie Tim Thomas was the hero of the 2011 playoffs and went relatively unchallenged at times throughout the series.
The pressure has never been higher for Holtby at the other end.
After being bombarded with 44 shots, young Braden was able to stop 43 of them, enabling star center Nicklas Backstrom to score the winning goal in double OT.
If there was any question if Holtby would be pulled in favor of Tomas Vokoun or Michal Neuvirth when either returned from injury, there is absolutely no question now. Holtby has won the starting job—not only for the entire postseason, but perhaps for next year as well.