With a 2-0 victory over the Rangers on Wednesday night, Braden Holtby put his name in the Capitals’ record book—again.
The 24-save shutout was his ninth of the season, tying the franchise record for shutouts.
He now shares that mark with himself (2014-15) and Jim Carey (1995-96).
The blanking also pushed him past Boston’s Tuukka Rask and into the league lead in that category.
In addition to leading the league in shutouts, Holtby ranks first in wins (42), second in goals against average (2.08) and is tied for third in save percentage (.925).
Holtby’s win total, meanwhile, is the second highest in franchise history behind…Holtby, who posted 48 W’s a year ago.
The 27-year-old now owns three of the top four winningest seasons by a goalie in team history—he won 41 games in 2014-15 to go with the 42 he’s got this year and the 48 he earned last season.
Since 2012-13, in fact, Holtby has more wins (177) and shutouts (29) than any other goalie. Rask in second with 157 wins and 27 shutouts during that timeframe.
So, in another words, Holtby is having another Holtby-like season.