Former NHL goaltender Brent Johnson shares fascinating perspective on Braden Holtby’s recent struggles
Brent Johnson has been around hockey all his life. He is the grandson of NHL Hall of Famer Sid Abel and the son of former Penguins’ goaltender Bob Johnson. Brent also spent 12 seasons himself in the NHL, serving as a netminder for the St. Louis Blues, Phoenix Coyotes, Vancouver Canucks, Washington Capitals, and Pittsburgh Penguins.
After retiring from the NHL, Johnson returned to DC and now serves as a in-studio analyst for NBC Sports Washington. Thursday morning, Brent shared his perspective on Braden Holtby’s struggles. Holtby has been pulled in three of the last six games. While the Holtbeast is playing in front of one of the worst defenses in the NHL, he also seems off himself and struggling with confidence. Barry Trotz suggested Philipp Grubauer may get the bulk of starts in the immediate future.
Johnson posted a thread on Twitter.