If you take a peek at the NHL's current playoff leaders, you'll see who the new best goaltender in the NHL is. Or at least who the best goaltender in the NHL has been over the last week.
Braden Holtby has highlighted the New York Rangers' inability to score goals, posting a 0.47 goals-against average and a .983 save percentage through two games. Now, two playoff games does not a superstar make, but Holtby has pulled numbers like this out of his helmet before.
Through 14 playoff games with the Washington Capitals last year, Holtby posted a 1.95 GAA and a .935 save percentage. Not quite the same invincible numbers he's posted in 2013, but still stellar.
So while Holtby appeared to be just good enough for the Caps through the regular season, he's once again found the on-switch in the postseason. Could this become the norm for Holtby? Could he have the big-game bug that is found in only the best of the best players in the NHL?
Sixteen games may still be too small of a sample size to tell if this is his permanent playoff state, but he's played enough to show that he shouldn't be taken lightly at this point. He's currently out-dueling Henrik Lundqvist once again, and that's no small accomplishment.