Braden Holtby G WAS 2 Days

Holtby allowed four goals on 27 shots and took the loss against the Rangers on Tuesday.

After a sparkling performance on Monday night, the Capitals rolled Holtby right back out there Tuesday, and things were not as pretty. It's easy to forgive a misstep like this, though, when it's your goalie's first regulation loss in the last 10 games. He's 7-1-2 in that span.

Braden Holtby G WAS 2 Days

Holtby will man the net Tuesday against the Rangers, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.

It was expected that Holtby might give way to backup Justin Peters on Tuesday with the Capitals playing their second game in as many days, but coach Barry Trotz will stick with his top netminder for his 17th straight start with the Capitals benefiting from an upcoming three-day break. Holtby's stellar play of late likely influenced Trotz's decision to go with the goalie again, as he's surrendered just one goal over his last two turns. He'll match up against Henrik Lundqvist in Tuesday's contest.

Braden Holtby G WAS 3 Days

Holtby allowed just one goal on 39 shots in Monday's 2-1 win over the Senators.

Holtby's been on a roll of late, with three straight wins to go to 15-7-5 on the season. The 25-year-old has a 2.24 GAA and .920 save percentage, and presents a quality fantasy option going forward.

Braden Holtby G WAS 3 Days

Holtby was first off the ice at morning skate, making him the likely starter Monday against the Senators, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.

Holtby stopped all 21 shots he faced in his last start against the Devils on Saturday, and it comes as no surprise that he is starting again Tuesday. The netminder has started every game in December for the Caps, and has posted a .927 save percentage and 2.11 GAA for the month.

Braden Holtby G WAS 5 Days

Holtby dished out 21 saves in a 4-0 win over the Devils on Saturday night.

It's Holtby's second consecutive win and sixth in eight games. He's a solid activation right now. Take advantage.

Braden Holtby G WAS 5 Days

Holtby will be in the crease Saturday against the Devils, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

Holtby has delivered steady play in the net for the Capitals through eight December starts, posting a 5-1-2 record, 2.34 GAA and .920 save percentage. He's a quality option versus a Devils squad that is playing the second game of a back-to-back set and doesn't offer much offensive firepower.

Braden Holtby G WAS 7 Days

Holtby gave up four goals on 26 shots, but got enough help from his offense to topple the Jackets by a 5-4 tally in overtime.

After Holtby stopped 28 of 29 and took 20 rounds to lose a shootout Tuesday, he can safely say that he deserved this win despite the ugly stat line. And, hey, it's an accomplishment to end a winning streak as impressive as the seven-game run the Jackets had been on entering action Thursday.

Braden Holtby G WAS 7 Days

Holtby will be between the pipes Thursday against the Blue Jackets.

Holtby missed out on his 13th victory of the season Tuesday against the Panthers by the narrowest of margins, falling in a shootout that lasted an NHL-record 20 rounds. The netminder has been mostly good of late with save percentages of .916, .869, .928 and .965 over his last four starts, but has taken two overtime losses during that span. He'll probably need to turn in another superb outing Thursday if he hopes to topple Columbus and their netminder, Sergei Bobrovsky, who owns a 7-0 record, 1.63 GAA and .950 save percentage thus far in December.

Braden Holtby G WAS 9 Days

Holtby stopped 28 of 29 shots through 65 minutes Tuesday against Florida, but ended up taking a 2-1 loss after a record-setting 20-round shootout.

Holtby had never lost to the Panthers before, and even though there's a first time for everything, he delivered a credible performance in this one, including stopping 14 of 20 shootout tries. He remains undefeated in regulation over the last six games (4-0-2) and has allowed just 11 goals in that span.

Braden Holtby G WAS 9 Days

Holtby will start Tuesday against the Panthers.

Holtby has played well in December, going 4-1-1 and posting a .923 save percentage in six starts. He will take on a Florida team that sits 27th in the league in scoring but has scored at least three goals in five of its last eight games.