Found April 13, 2012 on Mr. Irrelevant:
Caps rookie goalie Braden Holtby almost perfect in OT loss. [CSNW] Ovi dished out a number of hits, but needs more shots for Caps. [WaPo] Caps refuse to get discouraged after tough loss in overtime. [WT] Scary/weird video of rink glass falling as Bruins celebrate. [PD] Nats with a walkoff win in a wild home opener. [Wash. Times] Gio Gonzalez dominates in first home start, has fun along way. [WP] Awesome crowd pics from home opener, including 99 Problems. [Bog] Mike Rizzo discounts the 160-inning limit for Strasburg. [BLS] Mike Morse injury could move up timetable on Bryce Harper. [USAT] Jabar Gaffney may/may not have had a serious Twitter meltdown. [SBNDC] Terps hoops officially sign 4-star power forward from Georgia. [TT] CochonFest is coming, looks awesome, get a ticket. [Cochon555]

Braden Holtby—the latest to start a stellar career in the playoffs?

The Stanley Cup Playoffs can be the door a relatively unknown goalie uses to enter the NHL. Ken Dryden was better known for his college play when he shut down the Bruins in 1971. Mike Vernon was a local kid who made good in the 1986 playoffs. So I’m not surprised that Braden Holtby has caught the attention of the hockey media. Holtby turned what might have been Boston rolling...

Braden Holtby's Budding Confidence Key to Capitals Taking 1-1 Series Back to Washington

Three weeks ago, Braden Holtby was a talented young goalie stuck manning the pipes for the Hershey Bears in the AHL. A few weeks and a couple of injuries later, Holtby's young career in net is beginning to look much brighter. The 22-year-old wasn't highly rated coming out of high school in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, which would explain his dropping all the way to the fourth...

Rapid Rewind: Kelly Ruins Holtby's Night

The Washington Capitals lost game one of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series on Thursday night, falling in overtime to the Boston Bruins inside TD Garden.  The Capitals, and Braden Holtby, who made 29 saves, were able to hang in win the Stanley Cup Champions for 61 minutes and 18 seconds, sustaining many penalty kills and waves of domination, but eventually caved to their...

Can’t Blame The Goalie In Caps’ Loss To Boston

from Katie Carrera of Capitals Insider, Seconds after Chris Kelly’s shot found its way into the net past Braden Holtby’s outstretched glove, the Capitals’ netminder found himself surrounded by his teammates. Washington’s 1-0 overtime loss in Game 1 wasn’t one the team was going to lay at the feet of their 22-year-old rookie goaltender, from whom near perfection was required...

Bruins Game 2 Running Recap

This will be a running live game recap/preview for today’s game updated between periods. After Braden Holtby’s circus act on Thursday, let’s hope the Bruins get a few more quality shots on the young (also immature) net minder this game.  You can check out the recap of game 1 here.  I have some unique insight [...]

Bruins Searching for Answers, and a Few Goals, Against Surprisingly Stingy Capitals Defense

BOSTON -- The Bruins finished the regular season tied for second in the NHL in scoring, averaging 3.17 goals a game. Through the first two games of their opening-round series against Washington, though, the Bruins have managed just two goals despite both games going into overtime, including a double-overtime marathon Saturday at the Garden when the Capitals prevailed 2-1 to even...

The Hockey Hangover: April 15

Last Night's Results:Capitals 2, Bruins 1 (2OT)San Jose 0, St. Louis 3Senators 3, Rangers 2 (OT)Blackhawks 4, Coyotes 3 (OT)Quick Stats:Braden Holtby, WSH (43 Saves, .977 SV%)Chris Neil, OTT (1 goal, 1 assist)Bryan Bickell, (2 goals, 2 assists)Highlight of the night:The Chicago Blackhawks forced overtime for the second game in a row when they scored another late goal.

Capitals-Bruins Preview

At one end of the ice, playoff MVP Tim Thomas will be in goal for the defending champion Boston Bruins. At the other end, Braden Holtby will make his NHL playoff debut in the Washington Capitals' net. That should give Boston a big advantage in Thursday night's playoff opener. It also could be a trap if the Bruins are overconfident. ''Timmy's a great goalie...

Homerrific Mr. Irrelevant Staff Caps-Bruins Playoff Predictions

Tomorrow night a resilient Capitals team begins a best-of-seven playoff series against Boston. A collection of national experts expect the defending Stanley Cup champ Bruins to win the series, and it’s easy to understand why. The Bruins have one of the best goalies on the planet, Tim Thomas, while the Caps will start their third-stringer, Braden Holtby. But, you know what, screw...

Washington Capitals drop the first game in Boston — on to game 2

Thursday’s opening of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals had all the drama that one expects from a Stanley Cup playoff game.  The regular season records went out the window, there was a new intensity that the players call “playoff hockey”, and the hometown crowds seem even louder than usual. The Capitals got off to a sluggish start, seeming to take about half of the first...

Chat Live With Jack Edwards on Before Bruins Game at 1 p.m. on Saturday Afternoon

The Bruins snuck out of the TD Garden on Thursday night with a 1-0 win over the Capitals in overtime. While it's important to get that ever-important first win of the series, the B's struggled to figure out young netminder Braden Holtby -- that is, until Chris Kelly beat him with a slapper just a couple minutes into extra time. Do you have any questions for Jack Edwards?...
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