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The Noon Number: Broken at the Break?

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A look at the Caps’ All-Star goalie’s uncharacteristic run

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.873 - Braden Holtby’s save percentage since December 31, worst in the League among goalies with at least seven starts (Holtby has allowed 34 goals in nine starts over that span). Holtby’s .876 save percentage at even-strength and 4.35 goals against average during this recent run are also League-lows, the latter by nearly three-quarters of a goal per sixty.

Oh, and since you’re curious, since returning from his eye injury, Holtby is 0-2-1 with a .843 save percentage and - brace yourself - 5.39 goals against average.

Hopefully the upcoming break serves the former Vezina-winner well, because without a (much) better Holtby down the stretch, the Caps are going nowhere fast.