Found February 13, 2012 on Washington Times:
The Washington Capitals tried just about everything. They scratched Mike Knuble, again. They called up prospect goaltender Braden Holtby and gave him a surprise start. They called up enforcer Joel Rechlicz. And they announced Holtby and Rechlicz were around less than two hours before faceoff against the San Jose Sharks. ...

Caps recall Holtby from minors, start him vs. SJ

Goalie Braden Holtby has been recalled by the Washington Capitals from Hershey of the American Hockey League so he could start against the San Jose Sharks. The Capitals announced the call-up about 1 1/2 hours before Monday night's game against San Jose, then later listed Holtby in the lineup. It's his first NHL appearance since March 26 last season. Holtby went 10-2-2 with...

Capitals recall G Holtby to start vs. Sharks

The Washington Capitals recalled goaltender Braden Holtby from the AHL to start Monday's game against the San Jose Sharks. The move was announced just hours before the game. It marked Holtby's first NHL appearance since March 26, 2011. Regular starter Tomas Vokoun missed his second straight game because of an illness. Backup Michal Neuvirth started Sunday's game against...

Mike Knuble Is MIA For Washington Capitals

Teams seeking a supplemental scorer should call Washington Capitals general manager George McPhee ASAP.Winger Mike Knuble, 39, was a healthy scratch for consecutive games this week for the Capitals. “It’s very humbling,” Knuble told the Washington Post. “It takes you back to when you were a young player trying to find your way. You definitely don’t like it; you hate it...

What did Joel Rechlicz say to the Sharks?

A certain segment of Capitals fandom has deep misgivings about the Joel Rechlicz Era. If I could speak for them, they wonder why Dale Hunter’s puck-possession-starved team using a sweater on a gentleman whose greatest strength is fist possession, followed by chirp possession, followed by penalty box occupation. Read full article >>

Capitals Recall Braden Holtby and Joel Rechlicz from Hershey

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have recalled goaltender Braden Holtby and forward Joel Rechlicz from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. Holtby, ...

Holtby doesn't make 'excuses' about late recall

Braden Holtby was 14 hours removed from a nice victory for the Hershey Bears, making 34 saves on 35 shots, when he got the call at 9:30 Monday morning that he was coming up to the Washington Capitals. It made sense given Tomas Vokoun's illness. But then Holtby arrived at ...

Capitals' Mike Knuble may be ready for a change of scenery

Mike Knuble went into the season as the Washington Capitals' first-line right wing. Maybe he would spend time on the second line, but the reliable scorer and alternate captain sure didn't seem destined for life on the fourth line. Or in the press box as a healthy scratch. But ...

The Pretending Needs to Stop

Last night the Washington Capitals fell to the San Jose Sharks 5-3 at Verizon Center.  If you watched this travesty, you know that the score line was more of a 5-1 with some window dressing.  The main issue with this game was not that the Sharks simply were unstoppable, but that the Capitals could not get out of their own way.  It was a game ripe with blind, behind-the-back passes...

Pavelski leads Sharks past Capitals, Holtby 5-3

Joe Pavelski had two goals and two assists against a goalie playing in the NHL for the first time in nearly a year, leading the Sharks past the Capitals 5-3 Monday night, San Jose's 16th victory in its last 17 games against Washington. Patrick Marleau, Ryane Clowe and Brent Burns also scored on Braden Holtby, who was brought up from Hershey of the American Hockey League earlier...

Once a steady scorer, Capitals' Mike Knuble now would just like to play

When the Washington Capitals were trailing the Florida Panthers 5-2 in early December and looked more than out of the game, Mike Knuble stood up in the locker room during intermission and challenged his teammates. They fell just short of tying the score after a furious third-period comeback. But for ...

Capitals Assign Braden Holtby, Joel Rechlicz and Keith Aucoin to Hershey

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have assigned goaltender Braden Holtby and forwards Joel Rechlicz and Keith Aucoin to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), vice president and general manager George McPhee announced ...

DMV: The Caps Stink On Ice

The Caps got blown out by the Sharks at Verizon Center. [Japers' Rink] Braden Holtby let in a shot from beyond the red line (above). [Puck Daddy] Each Caps goalie has allowed a goal from beyond center ice. [RMNB] Speaking of sharks, here’s a shark-eating shark. [National Geographic] QB Danny O’Brien and the Terps LT are leaving Maryland. [Testudo Times] Maryland blocked O’Brien...

Hockey Central Throws Some Names Out

Despite the repeated efforts of management and ownership to shoot down any prospective trade talks that would see the organization give up some significant future assets, be it draft picks or prospects, in some short-sighted deal that wouldn't benefit the team's long term interests, during the first intermission of last night's Senators game, Sportsnet's Hockey Central...

Video- A Redirected Goal From the Blue Line

Joe Pavelski tips the shot from Dan Boyle, which eludes Washington goaltender Braden Holtby.
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