Braden Holtby Ties Franchise Record For Shutouts

It wasn’t the prettiest of wins, but the Capitals managed to take care of business against the woefully depleted New Jersey Devils 3-0 Friday night at Capital One Arena. However, Capitals netminder Braden Holtby was sharp, pitching his third shutout of the season. The shutout gives him 35 in his career with the Capitals, tying Olie Kolzig for the Capitals franchise record.

Holtby, who has never been very outspoken about his own personal accomplishments, was his usual humble self following the game Friday night:

Video: @Capitals

Holtby recorded his 35th career shoutout with the Capitals in his 409th career game played. Kolzig recorded 35 shutouts in 719 games played with the Capitals.

Since his first NHL shutout on March 9, 2011, Holtby’s 35 shutouts are tied for the fourth most in the NHL. On March 6, Holtby recorded his 250th career win with his 27 save performance against the Philadelphia Flyers and became the second fastest goaltender in NHL history to reach the mark (409th career game), trailing only Ken Dryden (381 career games).

Holtby made 25 saves in the 3-0 win over the Devils Friday night, improving his record to 26-16-4 on the season.

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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17 Responses to Braden Holtby Ties Franchise Record For Shutouts

  1. Anonymous says:

    Congratulations to Holtby for tying franchise record in shutouts.

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