Each Wednesday throughout the regular season Kevin Weekes will be offering his pluses and minuses for the teams competing in the NBCSN Wednesday Night Rivalry game in his Weekes on the Web blog. Weekes will also be assisting fans with three must-watch elements of the game.
I had to start my blog this week previewing the Wednesday Night Rivalry game at Verizon Center between the Capitals and Boston Bruins (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TVA) with Holtby because he deserves the accolades with 40 wins, eight shutouts, a .922 save percentage and 2.24 goals-against average.
Holtby is so much more in control of his own game now. He's played with more structure in his game this season. He's been remarkably patient and quick. He's getting to the spot early to make a consistent save, a positional, sound save, and if he has to make a secondary save off a rebound he's there. He is not chasing the game as much.