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ESPN projects Holtby to make Canadian WC team but not start

A projection of Canada's World Cup roster has Braden Holtby as the backup goalie. Would that really be such a bad thing?
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Wild vs. Capitals

Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo is remaining positive amid the longest home losing streak in club history, even though snapping it against the NHL's best team won't be easy.The sinking Wild figure to be hard-pressed to end their six-game home slide when they meet Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby and the Washington Capitals on Thursday night.Minnesota (23-20-10) established its worst home...
Via Associated Press
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Braden Holtby, Capitals Riding Wave toward Record-Breaking Success

WASHINGTON — The Capitals are on track to set a franchise record in points this season, currently outpacing the 2009-10 squad which finished with 121 points and Presidents’ Trophy honors, and while Braden Holtby is only one reason, he is a critical reason why. With 30 games to play, the Capitals find themselves atop the NHL standings with 80 points, a whole 4 points ahead of...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Holtby discusses when nature calls

Capitals goalie Braden Holtby talks to Sports Illustrated about the challenges of dealing with when natures calls during the middle of a game.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ovechkin Nets Game-Winner in Return

WASHINGTON — Braden Holtby began feeling like he was playing the first game after a summer off, and Alex Ovechkin needed a few shifts to get back into a rhythm. Once they got going, the Capitals were back to normal. Ovechkin scored the winning goal in his return from a one-game suspension and Holtby made several key saves on a late penalty kill as the NHL-best Capitals beat the...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals, Minus Ovechkin and Holtby, Lose Second Straight

WASHINGTON — Beating the defending Stanley Cup and Eastern Conference champions, along with the top team in the NHL this season, says something about the upstart Florida Panthers. The way they’ve done it says even more. Jonathan Huberdeau had two goals and an assist as the Panthers blew out the Capitals 5-2 Tuesday night for their fourth straight victory. They’ve outscored...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The NHL midseason awards

The NHL's midseason All-Star break wraps up today, giving players, coaches,and fans some time to catch their breath and assess the state of the league at the halfway point. There have been some feel-good stories (who thought the ageless Jaromir Jagr and the Florida Panthers would be this good?) and some … well, not so surprising developments (those pesky squads from Chicago...
Via The Sports Quotient
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Braden Holtby Kicks Puck Out Of Danger In Capitals’ Win Vs. Bruins (Video)

The Bruins had their chances against the Capitals on Tuesday night, but Washington goalie Braden Holtby came up with multiple timely saves to stymie Boston. Holtby finished with 22 saves in the Capital’s 3-2 win over the Bruins, but it could have been a different game if Holtby didn’t kick a puck out of danger early on. Hear NESN’s Andy Brickley and Jack Edwards break down...
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Braden Holtby Capitalizing on Opportunities

Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals has always been a dependable goalie, but this season he has quickly become one of the league's preeminent goaltenders. Looking at his stats from 2014-15, it is clear that he has carried his outstanding play over to this year. In 2014-15, Holtby amassed a record of 41-20-10. He finished the season with nine shutouts, a .923 save percentage...
Via The Sports Quotient
December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin: Braden Holtby is 'our best player'

Washington Capitals goalkeeper Braden Holtby is in the midst of a career season.So much so, that Capitals forward Alexander Ovechkin, considered the best hockey player on the planet by some, wants that title bestowed on his star netminder."The goaltending is 75 percent of the team, or 80 percent," Ovechkin said. "We knew he’s good. He’s our best player and probably the best...
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December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

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