Holtby was pulled from the crease after allowing six goals on 33 shots during Saturday's 7-1 loss to the Blackhawks. The stat line certainly was poor, but Holtby would have fared better if his teammates hadn't left him hanging out to dry with 33 shots allowed in just two periods of work. The 28-year-old has allowed four or more goals in each of his last three starts and it's safe to say his 2.82 GAA and .913 save percentage entering Saturday's action will not be enough to warrant a third straight season of Vezina Trophy consideration. Fantasy owners should ride out the slump, as the fourth-round pick from the 2008 NHL Entry Draft is bound to bounce back before too long.
Holtby will start in goal Saturday against the Blackhawks in Chicago, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports. Holtby's most recent efforts between the pipes have been less than stellar, as he's surrendered nine combined goals in his last two starts. Those have both resulted in overtime losses, but he will attempt to earn a better result against a Blackhawks team entering the contest with an eight-game losing streak.
Holtby allowed four goals on 44 shots in Tuesday's overtime loss to the Jets. Holtby has allowed nine total goals in consecutive overtime losses, dropping to 28-10-4 on the season with a .913 save percentage. The 28-year-old is going through a rough stretch, but he remains an elite fantasy option. Holtby has only suffered 10 regulation losses in 42 appearances this season and will get back on track soon, so keep getting him in your lineup.
Holtby will guard the cage in Tuesday's road game against the Jets, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports. Holtby was shaky in his last start, surrendering five goals on 29 shots en route to a 5-4 overtime loss to Detroit on Sunday. The 28-year-old netminder will look to shake off that uncharacteristically poor performance and pick up his 29th victory of the season in a tough road matchup with a Winnipeg team that's 20-5-2 at home this campaign.
Holtby allowed five goals on 29 shots in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Red Wings on Sunday. The Capitals screamed back to erase a three-goal deficit in the third period only to lose in overtime. Washington will get a point, but Holtby owners are still waiting for the former Vezina Trophy winner to hit full stride. Holtby played well in his last two starts against the Blue Jackets, but he has also yielded at least five goals in two of the past four games.
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