VIDEO: Capitals Goalie Prospect Braden Holtby Upsets Penguins Affiliate With Celebration

Braden Holtby is currently the goaltender of the Hersey Bears, and a top prospect of the hometown Washington Capitals. He also might be auditioning for a possible reboot of Slap Shot, at least based on his fantastic celebration Friday night after defeating the rival Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in a shootout.

Holtby stopped Penguins player Nick Petersen on the fifth and final round of the shootout, giving Hershey the win, and then the fun really started. Holtby was obviously quite excited, as his arm gesticulations might indicate, and then for good measure the Hershey goaltender went to his knees and skated all the way to mid-ice, making air guitar motions the whole way.

As you might imagine, this did not sit well with the hometown Penguins, and a little skirmish ALMOST took place in light of Holtby's "Guitar Hero"-esque celebration. I, for one, quite enjoyed this homage to the Charleston Chiefs.

Video after the jump via PuckDaddy:


For more news and notes on the Washington Capitals, be sure to follow SB Nation DC and Capitals blog Japers' Rink.

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