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Braden Holtby Named NHL's "Third Star" of the Week

Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby has been named the NHL's "Third Star" for the week ending Jan. 8.

by Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

ARLINGTON, Va. - Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby has been named the NHL's "Third Star" for the week ending Jan. 8, the NHL announced today.

Holtby posted a 2-0-0 record with two shutouts, a 1.29 goals-against average and a .955 save percentage to guide the Capitals (25-9-5, 55 points) to a perfect 3-0-0 week. Holtby earned consecutive shutouts for the first time in his career (275 GP), making 29 saves to halt the Columbus Blue Jackets' winning streak at 16 games (5-0 W on Jan. 5) - one shy of the League record - and 30 saves to defeat the Ottawa Senators (1-0 W on Jan. 7). The Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, native ranks tied for first in the NHL in shutouts (5), second in goals-against average (1.93) and fourth in save percentage (.931) in 31 games this season (18-8-4).

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