Braden Holtby was given a hefty raise from the Washington Capitals. He didn’t receive the $8 million a year he was asking for, but the goaltender is taking home a five-year, $30.5 million contract which will carry an average cap hit of $6.1 million. Fans and analysts were quick to dissect the new deal, but teammate John Carlson had a simple way of breaking down Holtby’s new contract.
WASHINGTON (AP) John Carlson and Joel Ward scored in the second period, Braden Holtby stopped 26 shots and the Washington Capitals beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 Saturday night. Troy Brouwer also scored for Washington, which improved to 12-1-4 in its last 17 games. Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard, named to his second NHL All-Star game earlier Saturday, left early in the first period...
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The Washington Capitals struggles continued last night as they fell 4-3 to Vancouver Canucks. The loss if Washington’s fourth in its last five games and drops the Caps to .500 at 10-10-4. Washington continued to be bit by their own mistakes. After successfully defending 14 straight power play opportunities, the Caps are struggling on the penalty kill. The Caps were sent...
The Washington Capitals leaned on a complete effort to earn their first regular season win of the season. Braden Holtby stopped all 29 shots he faced, while Alex Ovechkin scored two-first period goals to set the tone, as the Capitals blanked the Boston Bruins 4-0 on Saturday. The Capitals were able win all three phases of the game. They added two power play goals a game after being...
Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson has been selected to Team USA for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The 23 year-old defenseman will be making his be first Olympic appearance. Carlson is tied for fifth among NHL defensemen with seven goals this season and leads the Caps with 83 blocked shots. He also leads all Caps on average ice time with 24:10. Carlson is...
THE GAME WAS OVER WHEN… The Washington Capitals killed a late John Carlson penalty. Carlson went to the sin bin with a little over four minutes remaining in the game with a one goal lead. Sure, the ‘Canes had opportunities after the penalty was over, but that penalty kill was huge and gave the Caps momentum in the final two minutes. OUR GAME MVP… Easy. His name is Nicklas...
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