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In Braden Holtby’s world, perfect scores do not always equal perfect goaltending.
By the time Holtby spoke to the media moments after his team’s 5-0 win over the Florida Panthers Saturday, the goaltender had already analyzed what he needed to work on. He felt it was his worst game all season playing the puck—even though he had a highlight-reel up-ice pass that earned him an assist on a power play goal.
“A couple plays in the first, especially I made a mistake and then went for icing, and then a couple rims that just got by me that I know I can have,” Holtby said, when asked to elaborate on his self-criticism. “Just the little things that they don’t go unnoticed to us and we’ll make sure we improve on.”
There’s not a better example of Holtby’s calling card as a goaltender–a player who never stops learning. Recall that he’d just completed a 27-shot shutout, only his second win of the season, which meant he had twice as many losses as victories. It was a moment of celebration for his
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About a week ago, I wrote a post trying desperately to find what the puck was wrong with Alex Ovechkin. I looked at his play in Russia, his linemates, his #fancystats, and even his contract with Gillette. But, fortunately, I was never able to post the article, because the night before I was going to post it, something incredible happened.
Our captain got a point.
Troy Brouwer scored two goals and Braden Holtby stopped 27 shots and assisted on Brouwer's second goal and the Washington Capitals shut out the Florida Panthers 5-0 in the opener of a home-and-home series Saturday night.
Mathieu Perreault and Joel Ward each added a goal and an assist, and Alex Ovechkin also scored for Washington (3-8-1), which snapped a three-game losing streak...
Will have much more later today.... but for now here are a couple noteworthy items for your midday Monday.
It was very interesting that it was George McPhee recently called out the play of the Capitals two young goalies -- Michal Neuvirth and Braden Holtby -- as being a big part of the reason for the team's early struggles. No matter how they feel privately, teams usually...
The struggling Washington Capitals had a team only meeting before the game to 'clear the air', according to Caps F Troy Brouwer. Whatever was said, whatever the resolution, it seemed to work tonight against the Florida Panthers. And Troy Brouwer led the way.
Brouwer scored two goals and Braden Holtby recorded his first shutout of the season to lead the Capitals...
Capitals center Mike Ribeiro is a very young 33 today, leading the Caps in scoring with 14 points in 12 games. The post Happy Birthday, Mike Ribeiro! appeared first on Capitals Outsider.
By Dan Groob, TiqIQ
The Washington Capitals are disappointing again, and fans are none too pleased. Coming off a 2011 season which saw the Capitals finish with the most points in the Eastern Conference, last season’s 7th place finish and second round exit represented multiple steps in the wrong direction. This year, things might even be worse. Continue reading "Capitals...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Troy Brouwer scored two goals and Braden Holtby stopped 27 shots and assisted on Brouwer's second goal and the Washington Capitals shut out the Florida Panthers 5-0 in the opener of a home-and-home series Saturday night.
Mathieu Perreault and Joel Ward each added a goal and an assist, and Alex Ovechkin also scored for Washington (3-8-1), which snapped a three...
Here we go, the latest DC Pro Sports Report Stock Report. This is our opinion over the least week or week and half, players that deserve shout outs or shout downs.
Goalie Braden Holtby: Holtby is on the stock up. Holtby has indeed struggled so far in the short season. There was a feeling out there that not only was Holtby playing very inconsistent, but...
In the first fight of the season that didn't involve middleweight Matt Hendricks, heavyweight John Erskine squared up with ultra-heavyweight George Parros in the Caps' 5-0 win against the Panthers.The post Battle of the Heavies: Erskine vs. Parros appeared first on Capitals Outsider.