Holtby made 35 saves in a 6-2 win over Detroit on Tuesday. Holtby has won back-to-back games, and the Capitals' go-to goalie has yielded just two goals over his last two starts. He now owns a 12-7-2 record to go along with a 2.81 GAA and .913 save percentage in 22 games. With Washington playing back-to-back games Friday and Saturday, look for Holtby to get Friday night off (at Carolina) and start Saturday's game versus Buffalo.
Holtby will guard the cage in Tuesday's home game against the Red Wings, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports. Holtby was unbeatable in his last start Saturday against the Blue Jackets, turning aside all 28 shots en route to a 4-0 shutout victory. The 29-year-old backstop will look to stay sharp and secure his 12th win of the season in a home matchup with a middling Detroit offense that's averaging 2.77 goals per game on the road this campaign, 15th in the NHL.
Holtby made 28 saves Saturday in a 4-0 win over Columbus. He had an easy night. The Caps played excellent defensive hockey and they limited Columbus to just 10 scoring chances. Holtby has two shutouts this season and 34 in nine seasons.
Holtby will patrol the crease against host Columbus on Saturday, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports. Holtby reportedly will be countered by Sergei Bobrovsky in this divisional clash. This promises to be an exciting game since the Capitals currently hold a one-point advantage over the Jackets for the top spot in the Metropolitan Division standings. We've seen a high degree of inconsistency from Holtby, amounting to a 3.00 GAA and .907 save percentage through 20 games, but it was the same story last season and the venerable netminder still ended up leading the Capitals to the franchise's first Stanley Cup win.
Holtby allowed four goals on 27 shots in a 5-3 loss to the Golden Knights on Tuesday. The Capitals held a two-goal leading heading into the third period, but a disastrous final 20 minutes saw Vegas score twice at even strength, once on the power play and then again on an empty net. Holtby has struggled overall this season, but he's particularly been a liability in the last two games, yielding 10 goals on 52 shots (.808 save percentage). He is 10-7-2 with a .907 save percentage and 3.00 GAA this season.
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