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WATCH: Braden Holtby robs Jaromir Jagr on the power play

After a bad start against San Jose, Braden Holtby has bounced back. During a New Jersey power play in the first period, Marek Zidlicky made a cross-ice pass to an open Jaromir Jagr. It looked like Jagr had an open net, but Holtby was ready for the pass and blocked the shot with his arm to keep the game tied at two. This might be one of the top saves at the end of the year and we’re...
Via DC Sports-Kings
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals lean on their newfound identity for first win of regular season

The Washington Capitals leaned on a complete effort to earn their first regular season win of the season. Braden Holtby stopped all 29 shots he faced, while Alex Ovechkin scored two-first period goals to set the tone, as the Capitals blanked the Boston Bruins 4-0 on Saturday. The Capitals were able win all three phases of the game. They added two power play goals a game after being...
Via KCM Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ovechkin, Holtby lifts Capitals to shutout win over Bruins

  Alex Ovechkin scored his first two goals of the season, Braden Holtby stopped 29 shots and Washington coach Barry Trotz earn his first win with the Capitals in a 4-0 victory over the Boston Bruins on Saturday night. The three-time league MVP Ovechkin, who led the NHL with 51 goals last season, scored Washington's first two of the game. Defenseman Mike Green had a power-play...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals inability to finish costs them in season opener vs. Montreal

The Washington Capitals outshot the Montreal Canadiens 30-24, and allowed just one goal in regulation. Yet, after a five-round shootout the Capitals walked off the Verizon Center ice with a loss. Brendan Gallagher got the puck past Capitals’ goalie Braden Holtby for the decisive goal in shootout. The Caps battle hard but fall to the Canadiens 2-1 in a shootout in the season opener...
Via KCM Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals goalie Braden Holtby head-bangs his mask off (Video)

Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby shook his mask right off his head during Sunday's preseason game against Montreal.Holtby got hit in the side of the head with a high stick from Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher when he threw his head forward, throwing the mask off his head.As per NHL rules, play stops immediately when the goalie's mask comes off, provided that the...
Via Holdout Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals Clinch Win in First Pre-Season Contest

  Following the first day of training camp at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington on Friday, Sept. 19, first-year Capitals head coach Barry Trotz addressed the media, finally putting to rest the many questions regarding the line up for the team’s first pre-season game against the Buffalo Sabres.   “The first three games [of preseason], don’t’ worry about line combos or...
Via isportsweb.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

‘An exciting time’ for Capitals goalie Braden Holtby

The gap between the end of a disappointing fourth season with the Washington Capitals and the resulting turnover that soon followed felt like it had whipped past, so Braden Holtby had little time to dwell. First, he was stomaching the aftermath of the lowest save percentage and goals-against average of his brief NHL career, reconciling a strong final month with the confidence issues...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals seeking a veteran goaltender to back up Braden Holtby

The Washington Capitals remain committed to Braden Holtby as their starting goaltender while pursuing a veteran option to serve as his backup, general manager Brian MacLellan said Monday. “I think we can get more out of Holtby,” MacLellan said on a teleconference. “My plan would be as of now to go with Holtby as our No. 1 and find him a backup goaltender.” As his confidence...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals Stagnant, but Braden Holtby is Showing Promise

A couple weeks ago the Washington Capitals sat in last place in an underperforming Southeast Division, sitting six points behind the division leader.  Not much has changed since.  The only difference: they have gained minimal ground on the division leader, sitting just four points back.  The Southeast Division continues to underperform.  The Carolina Panthers, Tampa Bay Lightning...
Via Blog So Hard Sports
February 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Holtby looks human in Caps' Game 3 loss

It was one of the rare shots Braden Holtby saw clearly Monday night. A snap shot by Boston Bruins forward Rich Peverley that bounded off the rookie Washington Capitals goalie's glove and dribbled into the net 35 seconds into the second period. Gone was the Caps' first lead of the night -- and at least some of Holtby's aura. "That first goal, I should have had,...
Via Fox Sports
April 17, 2012  |  Discuss
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