Holtby allowed four goals on 22 shots before being replaced by Ilya Samsonov to begin the third period in Saturday's 6-4 win over the Islanders.
The win belongs to Samsonov, as the Caps were down 4-1 when they made the switch in the crease. Holtby still has a strong 18-9-4 record on the season, but he's now gotten the hook twice in his last seven starts while going 1-5-0 over that stretch, and his 3.09 GAA and .897 save percentage are rapidly headed in the wrong direction. The All-Star break can't come soon enough for Holtby. Jan 18 8:56 pm (EST)
- Holtby will start between the pipes Saturday in Long Island, Rob Carlin of NBC Sports Washington reports.
- Holtby allowed four goals on 21 shots in a 5-1 loss to the Devils on Saturday.
- Holtby will start in goal Saturday when the Capitals host the Devils, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports. All Braden Holtby News
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