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Tuesday night against the Carolina Hurricanes, Braden Holtby captured another franchise record. With his 42nd win of the season, Holtby passed Olie Kolzig for most wins by a Caps goaltender in a single season. It’s also Holtby’s career high.
During an interview with Al Koken after the game, Holtby was not impressed.
“It’s kind of cool,” Holtby said of the record. “At the same time, it shows just how good of a team we have this year. It’s all just stats right now. We’re trying to accomplish a big goal here.”
And was Holtby impressed with the Caps clinching a playoff in mid-March?
“It’s kind of cool, but it doesn’t really mean anything,” Holtby said.
Holtby, who has won 42 of his 56 games this season, has a chance of setting the NHL’s all-time record. Future Hall of Famer Martin Brodeur won 48 games in 2006-07. Holtby would need to win 7 of the Caps next 13 games to do so.
What a beast.
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) March 16, 2016
Congratulations to @Holts170 for breaking the Caps single season wins record!
— OlieKolzig (@OlieKolzig37) March 16, 2016
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