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Jaroslav Halak | Goalie

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/13/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 186
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Jaroslav Halak held a hungry Blackhawks team at bay on Friday night, stopping all 34 shots sent his way to claim a 4-0 victory.
Halak's fifth shutout of the season was also his first in a Caps uniform, improving his record to 5-4-3 in Washington. The 28 year old Slovakian snapped a five game losing streak and builds on a solid season where he's gone 29-13-7 with a .921 save percentage and 2.25 goals against average. Apr 11 - 10:06 PM

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Jaroslav Halak told the Capitals' coaches that he didn't feel comfortable playing against the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday.

That's a startling development as this was Halak's opportunity to show the Blues that they were wrong to ship him away in order to get goaltender Ryan Miller. Halak didn't seem particularly happy about the trade either. Putting all that aside though, the Capitals are his team now and while their chances of making the playoffs are close to nonexistent, they would at least like to go down swinging. It could be argued that Halak is flying in the face of that, although an alternative way of looking at it was that he was doing the responsible and perhaps even selfless thing by being upfront about his concerns. Either way, the Capitals will start Braden Holtby instead.
Apr 8 - 1:46 PM

Jaroslav Halak will likely be in the net Tuesday when the Capitals take on his former teammates from St. Louis.

We are sure that Halak will be between the pipes despite Adam Oates stating that it was possible for the netminder to be in as Halak has a point to prove from the team that traded him away just over a month ago. "I played there four years, I know these guys," he said. "We'll see. Obviously, I'm looking forward to going back there." Halak is 4-4-3 in Washington with a 2.53 GAA and a .923 save percentage.
Apr 8 - 11:44 AM

Jaroslav Halak stopped 29 of 31 on Friday night, but his Capitals could only manage one goal in their loss to New Jersey on Friday.

Halak is now winless in his past five, although he has not received a whole lot of offensive support. His 4-3-3 record as a Capital is boosted by his .921 save percentage and 2.58 goals against average since the trade from St. Louis. The trade to a weaker team has certainly had an affect on his record and goals against average.
Apr 4 - 9:51 PM

Jaroslav Halak is expected to play between the pipes on Friday.

Washington will face New Jersey in a battle between two teams that have a slim chance of making the playoffs, provided they go undefeated for what's left of the season. Halak has a 2.30 GAA and .918 save percentage in 50 games this season.
Apr 4 - 12:59 PM

Jaroslav Halak was yanked after allowing three goals on 20 shots during a miserable night for the Capitals, a 5-0 loss to Dallas on Tuesday.

Halak is winless in his past four games, allowing a total of 13 goals in that span. He falls to 4-2-4 as a member of the Capitals and 28-11-7 in total this season. Braden Holtby allowed the final two goals in relief.
Apr 1 - 9:54 PM

Jaroslav Halak is projected to start on Tuesday.

Halak was the first goaltender off of the ice Tuesday morning, which is usually a good indicator of who will play. He has a 2.26 GAA and .919 save percentage in 49 games in 2013-14.
Apr 1 - 10:43 AM

Jaroslav Halak steered aside 26 shots in regulation and overtime but the Washington Capitals dropped a 4-3 decision in a shootout in Nashville Sunday night.

Halak's GAA is 2.26 and his save percentage is .919. The loss hurt Washington (34-28-13) in terms of the Eastern Conference's wild-card race to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Capitals, who have seven games left, are one point behind the Columbus Blue Jackets for the second-wild card spot; Columbus has a game in hand. Washington has now lost three straight (0-1-2).
Mar 30 - 11:09 PM

Jaroslav Halak is expected to get the start for Washington on Sunday.

Halak has played only once in the last three games. He has a 20-11-3 record with a 2.98 GAA and a .911 save percent. Use him if you normally would on Sunday as the Caps take on the Predators in Nashville.
Mar 30 - 8:48 AM

Jaroslav Halak allowed four goals on 36 shots and was 0/2 in the shootout, allowing the Los Angeles Kings to beat the Capitals 5-4 on Tuesday.

Halak has followed a three game winning streak with two straight overtime losses. The new Caps goalie is 4-2-2 since arriving in Washington. His season stat line reads a 28-11-6 record with a .920 save percentage and 2.25 goals against average.
Mar 25 - 11:23 PM

Look for Jaroslav Halak to play between the pipes on Tuesday.

The Washington Capitals have been leaning heavily on Halak since they acquired him from Buffalo. He has rewarded the Capitals with a 2.13 GAA and .935 save percentage in seven games.
Mar 25 - 11:19 AM

Jaroslav Halak (lower body) said he's available to play Tuesday if he gets the nod.

He was back at practice on Monday after he missed his scheduled start on Saturday because of a lower-body ailment.
Mar 24 - 5:19 PM

Jaroslav Halak missed Satutrday night's game against the Sharks due to a lower-body injury.

He was scheduled to make his eighth start in a row but a last minute lower-body injury prevented him from playing. Braden Holtby started in his place and spearheaded the Capitals to a 3-2 win over San Jose. Halak's injury is not believed to be serious and he could be back in the Washington net as early as Tuesday night against Los Angeles. "He's ok. I think he could come back and play Tuesday [against Los Angeles]," Capitals' coach Adam Oates said. "Just wasn't feeling 100 percent." For now, consider Halak day-to-day.
Mar 23 - 11:49 AM

Jaroslav Halak blocked 27 of 28 shots in Washington's 2-1 shootout loss to Los Angeles Thursday night.

It was Halak's seventh straight start for the Capitals and he played a good game. He now has a 4-2-1 record with 2.13 goals-against average and .935 save percentage with the Capitals. Washington will play again on Saturday against San Jose so Halak should be between the pipes again then.
Mar 21 - 4:27 AM

Jaroslav Halak will start Thursday when Washington plays in Los Angeles.

He has won his past three outings and he's taken over the team's starting duties from Braden Holtby since being acquired from the Sabres who got him in the Ryan Miller trade from St. Louis a week earlier.
Mar 20 - 5:03 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Mikhail Grabovski
3Brooks Laich
4Evgeny Kuznetsov
5Jay Beagle
LW1Marcus Johansson
2Dustin Penner
3Joel Ward
4Jason Chimera
5Aaron Volpatti
RW1Alex Ovechkin
2Troy Brouwer
3Eric Fehr
4Tom Wilson
5Ryan Stoa
D1John Carlson
2Mike Green
3Karl Alzner
4Dmitry Orlov
5Connor Carrick
6John Erskine
7Jack Hillen
8Patrick Wey
G1Jaroslav Halak
2Braden Holtby