Braden Holtby turned aside all 27 shots he faced to record his 20th career shutout, guide the Washington Capitals to their sixth straight game with a point (5-0-1) and help sweep their season series with the Boston Bruins via three shutout victories. Holtby and the Capitals also won 4-0 on Oct. 11 and 2-0 on March 15).
* According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Capitals are the first team in NHL history to win every game via shutout in a season series of at least three games.
* Holtby has been in goal for all three shutouts in the season series; Elias says this is the 11th time one goaltender has recorded at least three shutouts against the Bruins in one season; the last was Cristobal Huet in 2005-06 with the Montreal Canadiens. The last goaltender to blank any team at least three times in one season was Mike Smith of the Phoenix (now Arizona) Coyotes. He shut out the San Jose Sharks three times in 2011-12.
* Overall, Holtby picked up his 41st win and ninth shutout of 2014-15 (72 GP), equaling franchise records for victories and shutouts in one season established by Olaf Kolzig (41 wins in 1999-00) and Jim Carey (9 SO in 1995-96), respectively.
* Holtby also ranks second among goaltenders in wins (behind Montreal's Carey Price, 42) and is tied for the League lead in shutouts (with Price and Pittsburgh's Marc-Andre Fleury). He improved to 7-2-0 in nine career appearances vs. the Bruins (1.58 GAA, .953 SV%, 3 SO).
* Marcus Johansson (1-1—2) reached the 20-goal mark for the first time. His 47 points this season are a career high, one more than his total in 2011-12 (14-32—46).
* Nicklas Backstrom (0-2—2) had his 17th multi-assist game of the season and tied Jakub Voracek for the League lead with 59 helpers. Troy Brouwer also had two assists and has equaled a career-high with 43 points (21-22—43).
* John Carlson (GWG) and Matt Niskanen scored the other goals for Washington, which has earned points in 17 straight games against Atlantic Division opponents (14-0-3).
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