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Braden Holtby Tops in Honest Abe Awards

At the end of the Capitals' first season using the Honest Abe award, Braden Holtby led the team with seven, which doesn't come as a surprise considering his workload.
Via Capitals Outsider
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Goal breakdown: Rangers force Game Seven

The New York Rangers were finally able to solve Braden Holtby multiple times, making the netminder look human in their 4-3 nail biter victory last night. Chris Kreider scored in the first minute and last second of the first period to give the Rangers an early two-goal lead. Both of those goals were deflating for the Read more → The post Goal breakdown: Rangers force Game Seven...
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12 days ago  |  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...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Braden Holtby stops Carl Hagelin’s penalty shot

Carl Hagelin was awarded a penalty shot and it looked like the New York Rangers were about to level things up with the Washington Capitals. Caps goaltender Braden Holtby had other plans, stoning Hagelin’s shootout attempt with ease. The post Video: Braden Holtby stops Carl Hagelin’s penalty shot appeared first on Puck Drunk Love.
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Metro Division Finals Game Four: Even the series

Braden Holtby has been the story for the Washington Capitals, outdueling Henrik Lundqvist throughout the series –a difficult task– and stealing Game Three for Washington. The New York Rangers now need a win to avoid getting into a 3-1 hole. They came back from 3-1 once last year, but these Caps are different from last Read more → The post Metro Division Finals Game Four: Even...
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16 days ago  |  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
18 days ago  |  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
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Scouting the opposition: Braden Holtby

It took seven grueling games, but the when the Capitals defeated up the upstart Islanders on Monday night, D.C.’s finest secured a date with the Rangers for the fifth time in seven years. This brings us to our second round goaltending preview of Braden Holtby. When I sit down to write these posts, I always Read more → The post Scouting the opposition: Braden Holtby appeared first...
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23 days ago  |  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

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

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