The Washington Capitals defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 6-0 Friday, extending their mondo win streak to eight games. A big reason for that has been Braden Holtby.
With his 22-save performance against the Blackhawks, the Holtbeast recorded his sixth shutout of the season. He now leads the NHL in the category.
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) January 14, 2017
Including tonight, Holtby has tallied five shutouts in his last 14 games and three in his last five. The teams he’s blanked haven’t been slouches either: the Blackhawks, Senators, Blue Jackets, Lightning, and Canucks. Holtby’s shutout against the Blue Jackets ended Columbus’s winning streak at 16 games – the second longest in NHL history.
— Ben Raby (@BenRaby31) January 14, 2017
Since being pulled against the Toronto Maple Leafs on January 3rd, Holtby is 5-0-0 with a .978 save %, a .60 GAA, hasn’t allowed a goal at even strength and has racked up 3 shut outs.
Good luck, rest of the NHL. Last year’s Vezina Trophy-winner is back in the zone and there’s no way to score against him.
— elyse (@ElyseBee) January 14, 2017
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