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A look at the Caps' number one netminder's magnificent season so far

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31 - Number of wins for Braden Holtby on the season, tied for seventh-most by a Caps netminder in a single season. Here's the top-10:

Rank Goalie Season Wins
1. Olaf Kolzig 1999-00 41
2. Olaf Kolzig 2000-01 37
3. Jim Carey 1995-96 35
4. Olaf Kolzig 1997-98 33
Olaf Kolzig 2002-03 33
6. Jose Theodore 2008-09 32
7. Olaf Kolzig 2001-02 31
Braden Holtby 2014-15 31
9. Jose Theodore 2009-10 30
10. Don Beaupre 1991-92 29

Holtby's breakout season (so far) also includes the second-most shutouts in team history (7; Carey, 9, 1995-96), second-best Goals Against Average (2.16; Carey, 2.13, 1994-95) and best save percentage (.925).

That's how it all stacks up against Caps history, but how about in the present-day NHL? Not too shabbily. Via NHL.com:

Holtby Leaders

(H/t Hockey-ReferenceNHL.com)