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Caps Go for Third Straight Win

So far this season, Caps goalies Braden Holtby and Justin Peters are playing well. (Caps Outsider) The Washington Capitals (3-0-2, 8 pts) won their second game in a row by a final score of 2-1 after a shootout, when they played the Florida Panthers (1-2-2, 4 pts) on Saturday night. The offense slowed down a […]
Via Capitals Outsider
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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
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
13 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
15 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
26 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...
September 22, 2014  |  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 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, Caps pusb Bruins to brink

Less than a minute after Mike Knuble gave the Capitals a 3-2 lead early in the third period, the Bruins had a golden opportunity to tie the game right back up. Milan Lucic collected a bouncing puck off the end boards and quickly sent a cross-crease pass to Tyler Seguin. The second-year forward appeared to have an open net, but rookie netminder Braden Holtby slid across just in time...
Via Fox Sports
April 22, 2012  |  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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