Braden Holtby is having one hell of a season. Statistically speaking, Holtby’s been an even better goaltender this year than he was when he tied Martin Broudeur’s single-season win record on his way to winning last season’s Vezina trophy. Of goalies with at least 750 five-on-five minutes played this year, he’s currently second in save percentage in those situations. The only goaltender with a higher mark? His backup, Philipp Grubauer.
Washington’s goaltending this year hasn’t just been good, it’s been flat-out dominant - Holtby and Grubauer have backstopped the Capitals to the second-highest five-on-five save percentage (.9410) of any team since the 2007-2008 season, trailing only the 2010-2011 Bruins (.9414).
Friend of the show and goalie expert Nick Mercadante joins Adam Stringham to talk about Holtby’s development, Grubauer’s potential and more in this week’s episode of Japers’ Rink Radio.
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