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“I just approach it like another shot, try and be as patient as you can,” the Caps goaltender said. “It’s actually easier, probably, than a breakaway, in most circumstances. Just try and be patient.”

Holtby stopped Bernier for one of his 21 saves on the day. It was his sixth straight start in goal, a streak that could come to an end this week given the back-to-back against the Hurricanes and at the Philadelphia Flyers.