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Nicklas Backstrom’s loving quote about Braden Holtby

There’s a lot of love for Braden Holtby in the Washington Capitals dressing room. Nicklas Backstrom commented on Holbty following the goaltender’s huge 36-save OT win over the Islanders on Tuesday and it’s clear Backstrom holds Holtby in high regard. So much so that it led to a comical statement that Backstrom quickly corrected. Nicklas Backstrom on Braden Holtby: "It’s...
Via Puck Drunk Love
2 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders v. Capitals Pre-Game Report: Game Three

New York Islanders vs Washington Capitals: Game 3: Pregame Report When: Sunday, April 19th, 2015Where: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NYTime: 12:00 p.m. ESTTV: NBC Radio: WRHU 88.7 FM (Chris King), LI News Radio 103.9 FM The New York Islanders look to regain an advantage in its first round series with the Washington Capitals today at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. With the...
Via Islanders Insight
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Braden Holtby the Best Goalie in the NHL Playoffs?

View image | The NHL playoffs begin this week.  I figured it’d be a good idea for TopSportsReport to have rankings to help fans understand the playoffs better, make their predictions better, and also, simply increase discussion surrounding this year’s playoffs. The goalie is one of the most important players on the ice, if not the most important.  Taking...
Via TopSportsReport
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals are a Nightmare Playoff Matchup in the Eastern Conference

Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby reaches for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins, Wednesday, April 8, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) The Washington Capitals are one of the most well built teams in hockey. Two or three years ago, I would’ve been laughed off the internet for saying that. But thanks to improved play...
Via The Sports Journal
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals Playoff Hopes Depend on Braden Holtby

Detroit Red Wings center Darren Helm (43) scores on Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit Sunday, April 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) The Washington Capitals have clinched a playoff spot and look to have a very complete team. They have four forward lines capable of playing in just about every situation, a solid defense...
Via The Sports Journal
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins can't solve Holtby, fall to Washington 3-0

Washington celebrates one of their three goals tonight (Via NHL Bruins)With just three games remaining, the Bruins headed to Washington looking to pick up two more crucial points, as the race for the playoffs comes to an end.The Washington Capitals came out with energy and speed, which had the Bruins playing back on their heels early. A break down in coverage resulted in the first...
Via BruinsLife
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps capture huge 2-1 win over Detroit

The Washington Capitals picked up another huge win today, defeating the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 in Detroit.  The Caps now turn to the Ottawa v. Toronto game later this evening.  If Toronto defeats Ottawa, the Caps will clinch a playoff berth. This game was all about sensation play between the pipes by Braden Holtby.  Hotby stopped 35 of 36 shots, including a last minute barrage...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
19 days ago  |  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

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