Holtby will patrol the crease on the road versus Winnipeg on Tuesday, Sara Orlesky of TSN.ca reports. In his last five outings, Holtby has been anything but stellar, as he has registered a 1-3-1 record and 3.86 GAA. If he continues to struggle, the 31-year-old Holtby could be in danger of missing the 20-win threshold for the first time since 2011-12 when he logged just seven games for the Capitals. Holtby will likely continue to split the crease with Vancouver's heir apparent Thatcher Demko.
Holtby yielded four goals on 31 shots in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Jets on Sunday. Elias Pettersson's tally in the final minute of regulation earned the Canucks a point in the standings. Holtby couldn't give them a chance for the win, as the Jets' top-line trio of Pierre-Luc Dubois, Mark Scheifele and Blake Wheeler capped off their big game by combining on the overtime goal. The 31-year-old Holtby fell to 4-5-1 with a 3.51 GAA and an .893 save percentage in 10 appearances. His inconsistency leaves the door open for Thatcher Demko to push for an even split of the playing time in goal.
Holtby will tend the home twine in Sunday's game versus the Jets, Brendan Batchelor of Sportsnet 650 reports. Holtby has put forth some forgettable performances this year, but he was fantastic in his last start, turning aside 35 of 36 shots against the Flames on Wednesday. The 31-year-old will get a chance to establish himself as the No. 1 goalie in Vancouver. That won't be an easy task, as the Jets are eighth in the league with 3.35 goals per game.
Holtby turned aside 35 of 36 shots in Wednesday's 5-1 win over the Flames. Holtby was locked in Wednesday, producing one of his best games of the year. It was just the second time in nine starts he didn't allow multiple goals. The 31-year-old snapped his three-game losing streak to improve to 4-5-0 with a 3.44 GAA and an .896 save percentage in nine outings. Holtby still has a ways to go to be trusted by fantasy managers. The Canucks next host the Jets for a pair of games Friday and Sunday.
Holtby will defend the blue paint during Wednesday's road game versus Calgary. Holtby was pretty shaky in his last start Feb. 8 against the Maple Leafs, allowing three goals on just 19 shots en route to a 3-1 loss. The 31-year-old backstop will attempt to bounce back and snap his three-game losing streak in a road matchup with a hot Flames team that's won four of its last five games.
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