Served as backup in four games (4/19-4/25) ... Stopped 18 shots to earn his first career playoff win in his first playoff start in Game 2 vs. NYI (4/17) ... Became the fifth rookie goaltender in Capitals history to pick up a win in his playoff debut ... Became the first German-born goaltender to start a playoff game.
2014-15 Regular Season
Posted a 27-17-5 record with six shutouts, a 2.30 goals-against average and a .921 save percentage in 49 games with Hershey (AHL) this season ... Ranks third in the AHL in wins, tied for third in shutouts, 10th in goals-against average and tied for 10th in the League in save percentage ... Stopped 23 of 25 shots in win vs. ANA (2/6) ... Served as backup in two games (3/15-3/16) ... Represented the Eastern Conference at the 2015 AHL All-Star Classic and won the top goaltender award at the skills competition.
It was a different game in the past, that's for sure. It's not exactly what I was expecting but I think the experience paid off for a lot of our guys that realized what it takes in a Game 7. Realistically the effort we put forward, we might not even had to put 60 [minutes], but we just couldn't get a couple bounces to go our way and we just kept pushing.
— Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby on Washington's play in Game 7 vs. the Islanders