WASHINGTONThroughout Capital One Arena on Saturday, Holtby chants and hymns of praise for the Capitals goaltender filled the air. Not only was he sensational in Washingtons 4-3 overtime win in Game 5, but he has been a force in helping the Capitals bounce back against Columbus.Earlier this week, Washington needed saving, a guiding light. The Capitals were trailing 2-0 to begin their postseason campaign, and the Blue Jackets seemed to figure out Philipp Jalyn Holmes Men Jersey Grubauer and Washingtons defense. Holtby answered the call.You dont ever want to be in that situation as a team, Holtby said after stopping 39 shots, including six in overtime,to help the Capitals take a 3-2 series lead. Its one of those things where you just try and do your job.GOLDEN STANDARDHoltby relieved Grubauer in the third period of Game 2 after the latter surrendered eight goals on 49 shots through the series' first six periods. Head coach Barry Trotz said the decision didnt revolve around just the goaltending, but the entire team as he tried to ignite a spark.Despite struggles during the regular season and career-worst stats, the 28-year-old netminder has been a force for the Capitals since taking over Deshaun Watson Women Jersey in net. In his three starts and four playoff games so far, Holtby has registered a 1.66 GAA and .936 save percentage. Washington Capitals (@Capitals) Its just trying to clear your head, Holtby said of his mentality in returning to the crease. "Thats what the last little bit of practice has been for, is just preparing for any situation where the team needs you.As the series has evolved and appeared to turn in the Capitals favor, Holtby has rescued the team and put them on his shoulders. His work in bailing out his teammates includes shutting down 13 consecutive power-play opportunities for Columbus.I think our special teams do a good job, Alex Ovechkin said after Game Eric Weddle Men Jersey 5, in which Washington took five penalties. Holts was unbelievable.MOCK DRAFT 1.0:So far, the series has revolved around goaltending. Sergei Bobrovsky has been outstanding for Columbus, making big saves in key moments and slamming the door on Washingtons top players, but of late, Holtby has been stealing the storyline and rewriting the narrative.Yet ANOTHER Bob-robbery on Ovi. Sporting News NHL (@sn_nhl) Hes one of the best goalies, center Evgeny Kuznetsov said. I feel like this series, its all about goaltender. They play unbelievable.As the Capitals have dominated the last three games and retaken the series from Columbus, Holtby acknowledged the teams recent strides.Were just trying to make little adjustments here and there, trying to execute a little better, trying to mentally prepare a little Jimmy Graham Men Jersey better and waiting for our opportunities, he said. In order to win a playoff series, you need to keep making those little adjustments and pile them all together and keep pushing forward.TheCapitals have the opportunity to eliminate the Blue Jackets and in Game 6advance to the second round. According to Holtby, it wont be an easy win, andthe team will evaluate what it needs to do to put the series away.Its going to be the best game yet of the series. Both teams arent really giving an inch, fighting for every little bit out there, he said. We know especially by now how much we respect them as a team. In order for us to have succe s, were going to have to step back from this one, regroup, look for those little things we can work on and push forward and keep fighting." Related Articles NHL Jalen Ramsey Youth Jersey Hart Trophy race: Nathan MacKinnon, Taylor Hall hold slim edge in MVP free-for-all