He allowed just two to slip through, a fine night after allowing nine goals in his previous two games.
Holtby is 4-1-0 in his last five starts with two shutouts.
Holtby notched his second shutout and ninth of his career.
He's faced an average of 38.5 shots in his last six games and seems to have gotten used to it in his last two with 72 saves, a 1.89 goals-against average and a .947 save percentage.
Holtby did not expect to play Friday against the streaking Montreal Canadiens. But when scheduled starter Michal Neuvirth was injured in warmups, Holtby was not only the next man up, he was the only man up. Video coach Brett Leonhardt hastily signed to back him up.
Holtby has turned in his third three-start win streak of the year.
Holtby continues to shine bright, going 8-2-0 in his last 10 games.
Holtby is 4-1-0 with a 2.15 GAA in his last five starts.
Holtby is now 4-1-0 witha 2.10 GAA in his last five starts. Friday's shutout was his first of the season.
Holtby is 4-4-0 with a 2.78 GAA.
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