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Braden Holtby has been elite, and not just in the playoffs

View image | Braden Holtby is currently dominating the New York Rangers, allowing only five goals on 126 shots for an incredible .960 save percentage in the four games the two teams have played. This is nothing new for Holtby, who’s been stopping pucks all season for Washington. During the regular season, his .923 […] The post Braden Holtby has been elite, and...
Via Along the Boards
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Braden Holtby Playing Role Of MVP In Capitals’ Impressive Playoff Run

What’s the main difference between the 2015 Washington Capitals and the previous editions of the team that failed to meet playoff expectations since Alexander Ovechkin was drafted in 2004? Goaltending. Braden Holtby has been nothing short of brilliant in the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs, so much so that he’s arguably the leading candidate for the Conn Smythe Trophy as postseason...
May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Braden Holtby helps the Washington Capitals take series lead

The Verizon Center was “Rocking the Red” once again and the home crowd certainly helped propel the Washington Capitals to a 1-0 victory against the New York Rangers. Braden Holtby was phenomenal Monday night in game three of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals, posting his first shutout of this postseason and stopping all 30 shots that came his […] The post Braden Holtby helps...
Via Along the Boards
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Braden Holtby has some pretty interesting visualization exercises

NHL goaltenders use a variety of techniques to prepare for an upcoming game. Whether it’s playing soccer or bouncing a tennis ball, the goal is to visualize the start, loosen up and focus on the task ahead. Most methods are fairly straightforward. Then there’s Braden Holtby’s approach. Here’s a fun clip of Holtby’s visualization routine on game day. The visualizations...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Braden Holtby Performing Well, Just not Well Enough

Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby defends the net during the second period of Game 3 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series against the New York Islanders, Sunday, April 19, 2015, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) It’s no secret the Washington Capitals have rode the performance of Braden Holtby all season. He had one of the heaviest workloads of all NHL goaltenders...
Via The Sports Journal
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Capitals, Braden Holtby Sweep Season Series Versus Bruins With 3-0 Win

The Boston Bruins’ five-game win streak ended Wednesday night with a disappointing 3-0 loss to the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center. The victory gives Washington a sweep of the season series by a combined score of 9-0. Boston continues its road trip Thursday night against the Florida Panthers. Here are three takeaways from Bruins-Capitals. 1. Bad First Period Puts Bruins...
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Must Solve Capitals Goalie Braden Holtby To Improve Playoff Positon

The Boston Bruins enter Wednesday night’s road game against the Washington Capitals in almost a must-win situation. They are tied with the Ottawa Senators in the Eastern Conference wild-card playoff race with 95 points and this is Boston’s game in hand over Ottawa. Making matters more difficult for Boston is Wednesday’s opposing goaltender. Capitals netminder Braden Holtby...
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Capitals’ Braden Holtby Makes 32 Saves, Earns Shutout Win Over Bruins

The Boston Bruins’ win streak ended at five games Sunday night after a 2-0 loss to the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center. The Capitals were the better team right from the opening faceoff. They scored the first goal, controlled the majority of puck possession, won the special teams battle and received another excellent performance from goaltender Braden Holtby. The Bruins...
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Why can’t the Penguins solve Braden Holtby?

Braden Holtby is a good goalie. But is he really that good to only have given up 1 goal in three games? Lets take a look: This is Holtby’s season against the Penguins: Incredible that he has faced 91 shots, and given up one goal. Holtby isn’t getting tested in front We poured over SportingGraphs, and a bunch of other sites. Could really find anything until we went to War...
Via The Pensblog
February 24, 2015  |  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 opponent...
Via Holdout Sports
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

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