Holtby stopped 21 of 25 shots before being replaced by Philipp Grubauer to start the third period in a 4-3 loss to the Stars on Saturday. Holtby had been on the quite the hot streak to start the new year, with an impressive 11-1-2 record in that span. The Stars and their high scoring offense were just too much for him Saturday, however. Still, the 26-year-old netminder continues to be a must start in all formats despite this one mediocre outing.
Holtby will get the start Saturdat in Dallas, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports. No surprise as Holtby is 5-0-0 with a 2.36 GAA and .918 save percentage in his last five starts, although he allowed three goals in his previous outing. Even facing a potent offensive team like the Stars, Holtby has been too good this season to bench, so keep him in your lineup.
Holtby turned away 33 of 36 shots in Thursday's 4-3 victory over Minnesota. That's now five straight wins for Holtby, who continues to impress in his best season as a pro. A late goal by Mikael Granlund made this one look closer than it actually was, as the Holtbeast eclipsed 30-plus saves for the second time this month. Every time the 26-year-old is between the pipes, start and enjoy.
Holtby will get the nod Thursday night against the Wild, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports. No surprise as Holtby has started the last four games for the league-leading Caps. With a 34-5-3 record, along with a 2.08 GAA and .928 save percentage, the Vezina front-runner is a must start.
Holtby halted 23 of 26 shots by the Predators en route to a 5-3 win Tuesday. The Holtbeast continues his dominance of the league, and even with a below-average save percentage in this contest, he's still able to come away with the win. That's now four straight for the 26-year-old, and there's no reason to think he'll slow down any time soon. Next up for Holtby is a matchup against the Wild on Thursday.
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