Braden Holtby initially tried to downplay the significance of the milestone, but couldn't deny that having his name in the company of a goaltender as prestigious as Hockey Hall of Famer Ken Dryden meant something. Holtby became the second-fastest goaltender in NHL history to reach 200 wins, making 27 saves in the Washington Capitals' 4-1 victory against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Capital One Arena on Friday. Holtby got his 200th win in his 319th game. Only Dryden, a six-time Stanley Cup winner with the Montreal Canadiens who got 200 wins in his first 311 games, got there faster. "Obviously, it's an honor to be in the same sentence as him," said Holtby, 28. "But I think with him and me that those teams that we've been fortunate to play on helped you get there. That's just luck in some ways. It's been a fun time to get to 200 and we move forward now." Holtby, who has won his past five starts, is 9-3-0 with a 2.48 goals-against average and .924 save percentage. In those five games, he has a 1.98 GAA and .939 save percentage. He is tied for the second-most wins in the NHL behind Andrei Vasilevskiy of the Tampa Bay Lightning, who has 12.
Capitals' Holtby becomes 2nd fastest goalie in NHL history to reach 200 wins
NHL.com | Nov 11