All the latest from the blue paint…
Braden Holtby owns Pittsburgh
Check the numbers:
Dec. 27: 31-save shutout in a 3-0 win.
Jan. 28: 27-save shutout in a 4-0 win.
Feb. 17: Stopped 32 of 33 shots in a 3-1 win.
All told, Holtby’s posted a 0.33 GAA and .989 save percentage against Pittsburgh this season, which is unbelievably good. It’s all part of what’s been a banner campaign from the 25-year-old, who is 29-13-9 on the season with a 2.16 GAA, .924 save percentage and six shutouts, second-most in the NHL.
The NHL’s shutout leader? That would be Marc-Andre Fleury, with eight, who will start in goal for Pittsburgh this evening. Should be a good one.
Calgary at New Jersey: Karri Ramo vs. Cory Schneider
Ottawa at Anaheim: Andrew Hammond vs. John Gibson