Found April 19, 2012 on Fox Sports:
Playoff rookie Braden Holtby followed up a shaky outing with a superb one by making 44 saves Thursday night, and Alexander Semin scored the go-ahead goal, leading the Washington Capitals to a 2-1 victory over the reigning Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins that tied the first-round series at two games apiece. Marcus Johansson put the puck past Tim Thomas less than 1 1/2 minutes after the opening faceoff, but Boston's Rich Peverley tied it later in the first period. Semin put Washington ahead for good with 1:17 left in the second on a power-play goal, his second score of the series. The best-of-seven Eastern Conference series shifts back to Boston for Game 5 on Saturday. Game 6 will be in Washington on Sunday.

Why Braden Holtby Is Successful

There was one lesson I learned very early on covering the Capitals: look forward to the development and preseason camps, because you have a chance to interview Braden Holtby. I had a lot of hockey learning to do at the first development camp I covered in ’09—so much, in fact, that I didn’t even realize I’d asked the director of media relations at the time, Nate Ewell, where...

Bruins Still Allowing Braden Holtby to Get Too Comfortable with Lack of Net-front Presence

Braden Holtby was the story of Game 4 in Washington on Thursday, but the Bruins were the authors of the tale. They created the circumstances that let the Capitals young goalie steal a game and even the series at two games apiece with Washington's 2-1 victory. "I think you've got to give him credit, he played well tonight," Bruins coach Claude Julien told NESN'...

Washington Clock Operator's 'Helping Hand' No Match for Braden Holtby's Performance (Video)

With the clock winding down on the Bruins in Washington, the B's suddenly found themselves with a couple extra seconds to work with thanks to a clock malfunction. Unfortunately, Boston couldn't capitalize on the mistake and the Caps have evened the series at 2-2. NESN Nation's Dan Duquette is proud of whoever runs the clock at the Verizon Center for doing his or her best...

Crowd Noise Led to Clock Problems at End of Bruins-Capitals Game

Braden Holtby made what appeared to be a game-saving save as the clock expired on Thursday night in Game 4, but technically, he didn't have to. A clock malfunction gave the Bruins an extra 5.3 seconds to try and tie the game, which they could not cash in on. Had they scored in those 5.3 seconds, however, the goal would not have counted and the Capitals still would have won the...

Braden Holtby calms Capitals with 44-save effort for 2-2 series tie vs. Bruins

 WASHINGTON, DC — In their Game 3 loss to the Boston Bruins, the Washington Capitals came unhinged defensively and behaviorally, engaging the Bruins in physical battles and losing focus. Their top center, Nicklas Backstrom, was suspended for one game after a match penalty at the final buzzer. Their rookie netminder, Braden Holtby, looked shaky for the first time in the postseason...

The Bruins Lackluster Offence Costs them Game 4

      On Thursday night, the Bruins lost to the Washington Capitals 2-1 in regulation. Despite firing 45 shots on Cap's goaltender Braden Holtby, only one got through. Now the Bruins are headed back to Boston to face game five on Saturday. So why did the Bruins lose? For starters, once again the Bruins did not have enough traffic in front of Washington's young goalie...

No Ma’am, we’re Goalies

It isn’t then end of the first round, but we can see it from here, and Braden Holtby continues on his mission, and he continues to get attention from the press. Why? With the “don’t worry, we’ll score more” battle of attrition between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, and almost daily wait for the” who, what and why” suspension announcement from Brendan Shanahan, it...

DMV: Back To Boston, Tied At 2

Caps take Game 4 2-1, turn this into a best-of-three series. [Japers' Rink] Braden Holtby is back to being the motherflippin’. [RMNB, On Frozen Blog] Ovechkin gave Semin a smooch after the game-winning goal. [RMNB] Ovi also took a little tumble into the bench last night. [Puck Daddy] The Caps won despite a ill-timed clock malfunction. [Puck Daddy] Video: Here’s the Caps’...

Video- Washington Ties Series At 2 With Boston

Raise your hand if you thought Boston was going to tie it late in the 3rd. Credit Caps goaltender Braden Holtby who made 44 saves on the night, 31 in the last two periods. Caps win 2-1, watch the highlights.

Fantasy Hockey Playoff ONE (4/20)

  This is the calm before the storm. The next two days feature seven games and all are extremely pivotal one way or the other.  For your fantasy pools, this could be the night that you lose a few players for the rest of the "tournament".  The obvious is once they are gone, they are gone.  That is what really hurts poolies this time of year is the prospect...

Bruins vs. Capitals Game 5 Running Diary

Don't talk to me If you don’t know me personally or from my writing, you’ll learn quickly that I’m a very superstitious person. Last season, I stopped doing running diaries throughout the playoffs because the Boston Bruins were losing every time I wrote one. I wore the same jersey and sat in the same spot on the couch until they lost then I switched up the entire routine...
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