BRADEN HOLTBY RUMORS

Capitals keep playoff hopes alive after Kuznetsov’s shootout goal

After Braden Holtby made a third and final stop in a shootout Saturday night to snap the Washington Capitals’ five-game losing streak, the netminder pumped his blocker hand and received a group hug from teammates. But that’s all the celebration there would be. The Capitals filed off the ice at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum following their 4-3 shootout win over the New York...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps Down the Stretch: Team Quality, the Deadline, and “Going for It”

Braden Holtby has caught an unbfortunate amount of flak for the Capitals' other shortcomings. With the Olympics now over, NHL teams are re-converging on their practice facilities as they prepare to head down the final 23 or so games of their regular seasons.  The Washington Capitals finished their pre-Olympic hockey on a high note, winning two games in a row to climb within...
Via Rock the Red
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Holtby gets call vs. Bruins; Hillen, Grabovski out

Braden Holtby will get make just his second start in 10 games today when the Capitals butt helmets with the Boston Bruins at 12:30 at Verizon Center. Holtby made 36 stops in his last start against the San Jose Sharks on March 22 and is 3-1-0 against the Bruins in his career, including 1-1-0 this season, allowing four goals. “Holts played two good games in Boston and played a...
Via Pro Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps’ Holtby releases his Winter Classic helmet

Swedish artist David Gunnarsson, who has a reputation of creating some of the best helmet designs in all of hockey, released the photos of his newest creations. This one just happened to be for Washington Capitals’ netminder Braden Holtby, who had his current mask created by Gunnarsson. Gunnarsson titled the piece “Number 70 of the Capitals.” The mask is specifically made...
Via DC Sports-Kings
November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Holtby: Game 2 Wasn't Very Hard For Me

So how futile has the Rangers offense been in the first two games? Even Capitals netminder Braden Holtby admitted he had an easy time of it in Game 2 (via Washington Post)... “It wasn’t a very hard game for me,” Holtby said after the game. “We did an outstanding job. Penalty kills are usually where you get the most work and if you eliminate that it’s basically just...
Via NY Rangers Blog
May 06, 2013  |  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

How high is Braden Holtby's ceiling?

If you've been following the Washington Capitals through this year's Stanley Cup playoffs you're aware of the heroics they have had in net. Braden Hotlby has emerged and taken the playoffs by storm, giving the Washington Capitals something they haven't had in ages - reliability in net. Where did Holtby come from? Perhaps more importantly, what will his remarkable...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Opponent’s scouting report: Braden Holtby

As luck would have it, the Rangers drew the Caps in the second round and they were the only team in the Eastern Conference that didn’t get a goalie scouting report prior to the start of the second season.  Luckier still, at the time I was previewing the potential goaltending matchups the Rangers might run into, Braden Holtby was the third option in goal for the Caps, and not even...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
April 28, 2012  |  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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