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Holtby made 32 saves in Wednesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Capitals.

The Caps played well against the league's hottest team, but just couldn't provide any offense outside of Alex Ovechkin. Holtby will probably sit out a game this weekend when the Caps play the Isles and Maple Leafs on back-to-back nights.

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Holtby will start in net Wednesday against the Islanders.

Holtby made 24 saves on 26 shots Saturday against the Sabres, but took a 2-1 loss in the game. He will enter Wednesday's tilt with a 7-5-2 record along with a 2.25 GAA and .915 save percentage.

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Holtby made 24 saves in a 2-1 loss to the Sabres on Saturday night.

He's look good of late and despite his 7-5-2 record, his overall game has been better than last year. Barry Trotz has had a good influence on that; fantasy owners would love to see some more wins, though. They should come. Use him.

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Holtby will be in the crease Saturday against the Sabres.

It's the third consecutive start for Holtby, who has been impressive his last two times out en route to victories over the Coyotes and Avalanche. His solid numbers for the season (7-4-2, 2.26 GAA, .914 save percentage) place him safely in the middle class of fantasy goalies.

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Holtby picked up his fourth win in five starts Thursday, limiting the Avs to two goals on 29 shots.

He's been spectacular over these last five games, having given up just eight goals in that span. Holtby has all the skills to be a top-tier NHL netminder, but has struggled with inconsistency, especially early in seasons. But at just 25 years old, we could be witnessing maturation in progress, and it doesn't hurt that Washington's defense has been strengthened this year by offseason acquisitions Brooks Orpik and Matt Niskanen.

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Holtby will be in the net Thursday against the Avalanche.

Holtby enters Thursday's game with wins in three of his last four contests, during which he's surrendered a total of six goals. He'll try to keep rolling against an Avs attack that ranks 27th in the NHL with 2.4 goals per game.

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Holtby stopped 23 of 24 shots in Tuesday's overtime win against the Coyotes.

Since a three-game skid in which Holtby gave up four goals in each game, the 25-year-old netminder has turned things around dramatically, winning three of his last four games while not posting a save mark under .923.

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Holtby will be in the crease Tuesday against the Coyotes.

After yielding the net Sunday to backup Justin Peters, Holtby reenters the net with a 5-4-2 record, 2.41 GAA and .909 save percentage. While not spectacular numbers by any measure, they represent an improvement over what Holtby had provided at this stage last season. He'll have a good chance at lowering that GAA against a Coyotes squad that ranks in the bottom third of the league in goals per game.

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Holtby turned away all but one of the 28 shots he faced in Saturday's loss to New Jersey.

Tough break for Holtby, who didn't get any offensive support in a game in which he stood on his head. The positive is Holtby has looked stellar of late, allowing two goals or less in each of his last three starts. He is expected to give way to Justin Peters, however, for Saturday's tilt vs. the Blues.

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Holtby will be between the pipes for Friday's game against the Devils.

Holtby, who has given up just four goals on 66 shots over his last two games, will be looking for his third consecutive win Friday night. He will take on a Devils team that he limited to two goals in a Capitals victory on Oct. 16.