Braden Holtby Named NHL’s “Third Star” for February


Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby has been named the NHL’s “Third Star” for the month of February, the NHL announced today. 

The NHL’s “Three-Stars” for the month of February:

Holtby posted an 8-0-1 record with one shutout, a 1.88 goals-against average and a .928 save percentage to backstop the League-leading Capitals (42-13-7, 91 points) to a 9-2-1 record in February. He allowed two or fewer goals in six of his nine appearances, highlighted by his 30th career shutout on Feb. 7 against Carolina (23 saves).


The Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, native – who owns a 17-0-2 record in his last 19 decisions dating to Dec. 29 – has played in 47 games this season, ranking in the top three among goaltenders in goals-against average (1st; 1.95), shutouts (t-1st; 7), wins (t-2nd; 32) and save percentage (3rd; .929).

More on the Three Stars for February here.

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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