Capitals head coach Barry Trotz addressed media Thursday afternoon ahead of their game against the Los Angeles Kings. Trotz confirmed that Philip Grubauer would be starting in net, while Braden Holtby will be given time to “reset.”
Holtby has been pulled in three of his last six games. His frustration peaked on Monday, after being pulled against the Ducks, when he needed a few moments to cool off before returning to the bench.
Trotz took the time to reaffirm that he had no doubt Holtby would return to the elite levels of goaltending we’ve come to expect, following a short break.