PHILADELPHIA, PA - MARCH 22: Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals takes a break during his game against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center on March 22, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
When Washington Capitals goaltending prospect Braden Holtby received his most recent call-up to the NHL March 18, he did not expect to be with the Caps for long, so he left his car in the daily parking lot at Harrisburg International Airport.
"I thought I'd chance it with day-to-day parking at the airport in Harrisburg, so it's collecting a pretty big paycheck there right now," he said on Caps Radio 1500 after the Caps' 3-0 win over the Minnesota Wild Sunday.
Holtby earned the aforementioned shutout with 28 saves, and as he continues to succeed, his car is collecting dust and a hefty paycheck back in Pennsylvania. The daily rate to park at the airport is $20, so Holtby's current bill is just under $200.
"I was told I was only going to be up for a couple days, so I slept in a little bit more, got about a half-an-hour of extra sleep, so I just parked in the daily parking," Holtby reiterated after Monday's practice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va.
Holtby has started for Washington in three of its last four games, going 2-0-1, so perhaps Holtby should find a way to get his car out of the lot.
"I keep thinking about going to ask someone," he said.
Might want to do that, Braden.
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