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

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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:

FROM CAPITALS MEDIA RELEASE:
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).

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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 passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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