Holtby allowed three goals on 26 shots in the Capitals win in Nashville on Tuesday. Holtby has won four in a row while posting a 2.25 GAA and .919 SV%. Holtby is an incredible 34-5-3 on the season and is a must-start against a struggling Wild squad. Minnesota has lost six in a row and 11 of their last 12.
Holtby allowed two goals on 35 shots in the Capitals win over the Flyers on Sunday. Holtby won both games of the Capitals’ back-to-back over the weekend and has won three in a row with a 1.95 GAA and .929 SV%. Tonight he faces a Nashville team that has won five of their last seven games.
Holtby allowed two goals on 24 shots in the Capitals win in New Jersey on Saturday. The Capitals mentioned potentially starting Holtby in both games of the back-to-back, but have now confirmed it. Holtby is 2-0-0 with a 1.92 GAA and .920 SV% since the All-Star break and has gone 1-0-1 with a 2.99 GAA and .885 SV% vs. the Flyers this season.
Holtby allowed two goals on 26 shots in the Capitals win over the Islanders on Thursday. Holtby has won three of his last four despite posting a 3.02 GAA and .904 SV%. Holtby draws a strong matchup against the Devils—he allowed three goals on 24 shots in a win over the Devils back in early October.
Holtby allowed four goals on 32 shots in theCapitals loss to the Flyers before the All-Star break. Philipp Grubauer started on Tuesday, so Holtby will go tonight vs. the Islanders. Holtby stopped 34 shots in a 4-1 win in the first meeting with the Islanders. Holtby comes in with an unreal 16-2-1 record, 1.98 GAA and .928 SV% on home ice this season.
The Capitals have recalled Aaron Ness from Hershey (AHL).
Ness has been recalled because Taylor Chorney is questionable for Thursday’s game. Ness has two assists in eight games with the Capitals this season and 15 points (2G / 13A) in 32 games with Hershey (AHL).
Grubauer stopped all 11 shots that he faced after replacing Braden Holtby in the Capitals loss to the Ranges on January 17th. Grubauer has not played a tonne this season, but has been great when call upon. Grubauer enters play at 5-3-1 with a 2.12 GAA and .925 SV% in eight starts and three relief appearances. He has gone 1-1-0 with a 1.99 GAA and .923 SV% in two games vs. the Panthers this season.