Henrik Lundqvist (2-2, 2.44 GAA) vs. Braden Holtby (2-2, 2.20 GAA) as #NYR and #Capitals take ice for Game 5 warmups.
Holtby allowed four goals on 34 shots and was bested by Henrik Lundqvist and the Rangers 4-3. He only allowed one goal in the first two games of the series combined (at home), but has allowed eight in the last two (on the road). They Head back to Washington tonight where Holtby will look to get the Capitals back on track.
Holtby allowed four goals on 30 shots in the Game 3 loss in New York. He was stellar through the first two games of the series so I would expect him to bounce back in Game 4 as the Capitals look to take a 3-1 lead in the best-of-7.
Holtby stopped all 24 shots in a Game 2 shutout win over the Rangers. He has been great through the first two games of the series. His 0.47 GAA and .983 SV% both rank first amongst goalies in the playoffs. A win tonight will give the Caps a 3-0 lead and a stranglehold on the series.
Holtby was excellent in Game 1 stopping 35 of 36 shots in the 3-1 win over the Rangers. He out-duled 'King' Henrik in the first game and will need to do that in each game for the Capitals to come out on top.
Holtby is entering the playoffs on a tear. He is 17-5-1 with a 2.22 GAA and .931 SV% in his last 23 starts. He will see the New York Rangers in the first round. He was 1-2-0 with a 2.71 GAA and .923 SV% in three starts vs. the Rangers this season.
Holtby has been great lately. He has won seven of his last eight starts and has the Capitals currently in the playoffs. This is the biggest game of the Caps season because with a regulation win over the Jets they will clinch the Southeast division and the third seed in the East. Holtby should make for a good start.
Holtby was great on Thursday. He stopped 43 of 44 shots he faced in a 3-1 win over the Canes. He will be back in goal tonight vs. an up-and-down lightning team. He has played well as of late, winning five of his last six with a 2.59 GAA and .920 SV%. He should make for a good start.
Braden Holtby will be back in net for the #Caps tonight vs Canes.
Holtby was given a break in the Capitals last two games. He will be back between the pipes tonight for the first time since last Saturday, so he should be well rested. He will take on the Hurricanes tonight, who have completely eliminated themselves from playoff contention. Holtby should make for a good start tonight.
Braden Holtby to make an 11th straight start, will face the Panthers tonight. #Caps
The Capitals are hot right now. Holtby is 5-1-1 with a 2.49 GAA and .919 SV% in his last seven starts over the last two fantasy weeks. He has a good matchup tonight vs. the Panthers, who he is 3-0-0 with a 2.00 GAA and .933 SV% against this season.