The Capitals’ 3-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night was a momentous one for the team, as it clinched the Caps’ a berth in the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs. It also marked goaltender Braden Holtby’s 30th win of the season, a milestone in and of itself.
The win marked his fifth consecutive 30-win season, making him just the 12th goaltender in NHL history to accomplish the feat, as well as the first goaltender in Caps’ history to do so. Holtby made 24 saves on 26 shots for a save percentage of .923 for the game, including 10 saves during the third period in which the ‘Canes outshot the Caps 10-4. His save percentage has been above .920 in his last four consecutive games.
Braden Holtby recorded his 30th win of the season tonight, his fifth straight season with at least 30 wins. He’s the 12th goaltender in NHL history with five straight 30 win seasons.
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) March 29, 2019
By Diane Doyle