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Holtby made 22 saves on 26 shots in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Penguins.
Holtby was leaky early, but the Caps were able to hang around before pulling within one goal with over three minutes left in the third period. Washington couldn't pull it out in the end, so Holtby's record now sits at 29-14-9 through 53 games on the season.
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Holtby will get the start for Wednesday's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Monumental Network reports.
No surprise as Holtby has been outstanding agains the Penguins this season, only allowing one goal in three starts against the much-hated division rival this season. With a 2.16 GAA and .924 save percentage on the year (and even better at home), Holtby must be started in all formats.
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Holtby allowed three goals on 28 shots in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Flyers.The loss snaps a three gaming winning streak for Holtby -- in which he allowed just four goals total -- but it's hard to fault him too much for the loss as it came on the back end of a back-to-back with two of the goals scored on the power play. Holtby has still been very sharp as of late, and will likely start almost every contest for the Caps the rest of the way.
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Holtby will start in goal for the Capitals Sunday against the Flyers, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.This will be Holtby's fourth straight start and he will likely see many more consecutive starts as Washington makes its divisional push. He's been strong lately, allowing just four goals in his last three games.
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Holtby stopped 30 of 32 pucks sent his way in Saturday's 3-2 matinee shootout victory over the Islanders.This was a bit of a statement-win (New York was without star winger Kyle Okposo and played their backup Chad Johnson in net) for the Capitals, who are now within four points of the Islanders for the Metropolitan Division lead. Holtby has been dynamite this season, posting a 29-12-9 record to date in addition to a 2.14 GAA and .925 save percentage -- both of which are better than his career marks of 2.44 and .921. The Caps aren't exactly in jeopardy of losing their playoff spot, but with seeding and home ice on the line, coach Barry Trotz is all but certain to keep leaning on Holtby in the final 22 games of the season, which is a good thing for owners who have cashed in with the 25-year-old this year.
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Holtby will get the start against the New York Islanders on Saturday, Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington reports.Holbty has been sharp of late for the Capitals, and will look to redeem himself from the last outing against the division-leading Islanders in which he allowed four goals in a 5-4 OT loss. Holtby enters the game with a 2.15GAA and .925 save percentage, and those numbers are even better on home ice, so even though it's a tough matchup, start him with confidence.
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Holtby delivered his second straight one-goal effort Thursday against Winnipeg, stopping 19 of 20 in a 5-1 victory.Aside from a two-game dip in which he allowed a total of seven goals, Holtby has been simply masterful of late. Over his last nine starts, he's allowed one or zero goals six times.
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Holtby is slated to start Thursday's game against the Jets.No surprise there, as Holtby will see the bulk of the Caps' starts moving forward as long as he's healthy. The team does play back-to-back games Saturday (against the Islanders) and Sunday (against the Flyers), so it's possible that Holtby could give way to Justin Peters in one of those contests.
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Holtby stopped 32 of 33 shots Tuesday in a 3-1 win over the Penguins.Marc-Andre Fleury and the Pens hung right in there with Holtby and the Caps for 55-plus minutes, but Joel Ward's power-play goal untied things and sent Holtby to his fourth win in the last six starts. He'd given up seven goals over his prior two starts, so it's nice to see Holtby get back on track.
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Holtby will get the start for the Capitals when they visit the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday, Monumental Network reports.No surprise as Holtby has been a workhorse for the Capitals this season. In addition to sporting an outstanding 26-12-9 record with a 2.20 GAA and .932 save percentage, the Saskatchewan native has two shutout victories against the Penguins this season, including one in Consol Energy Center back in December. While lightning may not strike three times in a row, he needs to be active in all lineups.