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A look at Braden Holtby's ability to bounce back from a shaky start

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

.923 - Braden Holtby's save percentage this season in games after which he allows three or more goals. Coincidentally, this is also Holtby's regular season save percentage. In these such games, Holtby has led the Caps to a 16-8-4 record. Back on November 26, the Islanders dropped 3 on Holtby in what turned out to be an overtime victory for the Isles. Two nights later, Holts allowed 2 goals on 28 shots, and the Caps cruised to a 5-2 win.

Here's a breakdown of Holtby's performance in games after he's allowed 3 markers.

Date Opponent Shots Against Saves Sv % Result
16-Oct New Jersey 28 26 0.929 W 6-2
25-Oct Calgary 21 20 0.952 W 3-1
1-Nov Tampa Bay 28 24 0.857 L 3-4
4-Nov Calgary 23 19 0.826 L 3-4 (OT)
7-Nov Chicago 40 38 0.950 W 3-2
28-Nov NYI 28 26 0.929 W 5-2
2-Dec Vancouver 32 28 0.875 L 3-4
4-Dec Carolina 30 29 0.967 W 2-1
11-Dec Columbus 23 20 0.870 L 2-3 (OT)
13-Dec Tampa Bay 28 26 0.929 W 4-2
20-Dec New Jersey 21 21 1.000 W 4-0
27-Dec Pittsburgh 31 31 1.000 W 3-0
1-Jan Chicago 35 33 0.943 W 3-2
7-Jan Toronto 33 31 0.939 W 6-2
10-Jan Detroit 27 26 0.963 W 3-1
20-Jan Edmonton 31 27 0.871 L 4-5 (SO)
27-Jan Columbus 30 26 0.867 L 3-4
28-Jan Pittsburgh 27 27 1.000 W 4-0
14-Feb Los Angeles 30 27 0.900 L 1-3
17-Feb Pittsburgh 33 32 0.970 W 3-1
25-Feb Pittsburgh 26 22 0.846 L 3-4
27-Feb Carolina 37 35 0.946 L 0-3
5-Mar Minnesota 30 28 0.933 L 2-1
13-Mar Dallas 22 18 0.818 L 2-4
15-Mar Boston 32 32 1.000 W 2-0
19-Mar Minnesota 30 28 0.933 W 3-2
29-Mar NYR 25 23 0.920 W 5-2
4-Apr Ottawa 28 24 0.857 L 3-4 (OT)
Total 809 747 0.923 16-8-4