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Goaltending was a big reason why the Boston Bruins came into Sunday on a hot streak, but Braden Holtby showed that the Washington Capitals boast an outstanding netminder, too.
Holtby stopped all 32 Bruins shots as Washington won 2-0 tonight, securing the top wild card spot for the Capitals. They now have a two-point lead over Boston for that position and enjoy a healthy margin against the East’s bubble teams.
Holtby is impressing if you look at things from a short-term perspective:
… Yet he’s had a great season overall, too, as he now has eight shutouts and 33 wins in 2014-15.
Now, let’s not forget that Tuukka Rask was strong in his own right, as you can see most obviously from this…
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