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Braden Holtby | Goalie

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/16/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 203
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Brande Holtby allowed two goals on 42 shots in Sunday's 2-1 overtime loss to the Islanders.
Holtby was very good in this game, but unfortunately for the Caps, he was beat by John Tavares just 15 seconds into overtime. Many people expected the Capitals to make a run this season, but they have quickly been brought back down to earth. The Islanders now lead the series 2-1 with game three going Tuesday night in Long Island. Ironically enough, the Caps have dropped both games that Holtby has started in this series. Apr 19 - 3:53 PM

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Braden Holtby (illness) will get the start in Sunday afternoon's game three tilt against the Islanders.

Holtby sat out game two because of the illness and the Capitals won without him, but they will be thrilled to get him back. Holtby was one of the better goaltenders in the NHL this season. Washington is a better team with Holtby in goal. The best-of-seven series is tied at one and the series now shifts to New York.
Apr 19 - 11:52 AM

Braden Holtby (illness) was able to practice on Saturday.

That's great news for Capital fans as Holtby has been rock solid in goal for Washington this season. He was forced to miss Friday's game with the illness but Philipp Grubauer was good enough in goal to get the 4-3 win over the Islanders. Game 3 is on Long Island Sunday and look for Holtby to be between the pipes for the remainder of the series.
Source: Newsday
Apr 19 - 8:19 AM

From the sound of things, Braden Holtby will be able to play for the Washington Capitals in Game 3 against the New York Islanders.

Holtby was too sick to play in Game 2, which Washington won, even if Philipp Grubauer had an up-and-down game. Even with a rocky first postseason contest for Holtby, the Capitals would certainly prefer to have their workhorse in net.
Apr 18 - 3:34 PM

Braden Holtby is looking unlikely to start Game Two on Friday night against the New York Islanders due to sickness.

If Holtby can't go, it'll be Philipp Grubauer between the pipes instead. Grubauer has posted a 27-17-5 with a .921 save percentage and a 2.30 GAA in 49 games with AHL Hershey this season
Apr 17 - 6:20 PM

Braden Holtby has been dealing with an illness.

The Capitals have called up Philipp Grubauer as a result. Holtby hasn't been ruled out for Game 2 on Friday, but the Capitals wouldn't have called up Grubauer unless they felt that it made sense to have an insurance policy. AHL Hershey are battling for the Northeast Division title going into its final regular season games on Friday and Saturday, so summoning Grubauer isn't without its consequences. That being said, it sounds like Holtby's odds of playing are better than 50-50.
Apr 17 - 11:46 AM

After a first-rate regular season, Washington goalie Braden Holtby had a bit of a clunker in the Capitals' opening playoff game Wednesday night.

Holtby made 23 saves and allowed three goals in the Caps' 4-1 loss to the visiting New York Islanders. The Caps now trail the best-of-seven, first-round series 1-0, and Holtby will need to play better if his team is going to prevail. Holtby starred in the regular season, leading the NHL with 73 starts in net and posting a career-best record of 41-20-10 and an impressive goals-against average of 2.22. And, while he has an extremely good GAA of 2.04 in post-season play, he is only 10-12-1 in the playoffs.
Apr 15 - 10:49 PM

Braden Holtby will get the start in net for Game 1 against the Islanders Wednesday night.

No surprise here as Holtby led the NHL with 73 starts this season as he looks to carry his best regular season over to the playoffs starting Wednesday against the Islanders. At age 25, Holtby will be appearing in his 21st playoff game already, where he has a 10-11-1 record with a 2.04 goals-against-average and .931 save percentage. In four starts against the Isles this season, Holtby posted a 2-0-2 record with a 2.61 GAA and .918 save percentage.
Apr 15 - 5:12 PM

The New York Rangers beat Braden Holtby and the Washington Capitals 4-2 on Saturday.

Holtby stopped 30 out of 33 shots. He's now 41-20-10 on a breakthrough season and should get a big raise this summer, especially if his playoff work is on task.
Apr 11 - 3:27 PM

Braden Holtby will get the start in goal for Washington Saturday.

The Capitals play the Rangers in an afternoon game and Holtby will face Henrik Lundqvist in the opposing net. The Capitals will play the New York Islanders in the first round of the playoffs. He is 41-19-10 this season with a 2.21 GAA and a .923 save percentage. Do not be surprised if Justin Peters replaces Holtby at some point in the game.
Apr 11 - 9:40 AM

Braden Holtby is expected to tie Olaf Kolzig for the franchise record of 73 games played in a single season on Saturday afternoon versus the New York Rangers.

Holtby comes in sporting a 41-19-10 record with a .923 save percentage and a 2.21 GAA. He's also posted 45 Quality Starts against just seven Really Bad Starts. In addition, Holtby either shares or holds the lead in several categories including, shots against (2011), saves (1857), shutouts (nine), and minutes played (4188).
Apr 10 - 8:16 PM

Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby turned in another magnificent performance Wednesday night, shutting out the visiting Boston Bruins.

It was the third time this season that the acrobatic goalie blanked the Bruins. Wednesday, Holtby turned aside 27 shots in the Caps' 3-0 victory. The shutout was his 10th of the season. The win was his 41st. After an NHL-high 71 starts this season, Holtby is now 41-19-10. He is the first goalie to record 40 wins and play in at least 70 games since Pekka Rinne of the Nashville Predators did so in 2011-12. What a terrific fantasy option Holtby has been this season. His statistics are very impressive. His goals-against average is 2.21 and his save percentage is .923.
Apr 8 - 10:55 PM

Braden Holtby will get the call in net Wednesday night versus the Boston Bruins.

Holtby will make his NHL-leading 71st start of the year Wednesday against a Bruins team he has already shut out twice this season. It’s been a great year for the 25-year-old, as he carries a 40-19-10 record with a 2.24 goals-against-average and .922 save percentage with eight shutouts. He is also the first goaltender to record 40 wins and play in 70 games since Pekka Rinne accomplished the feat with the Predators back in the 2011-2012 season.
Apr 8 - 5:14 PM

Braden Holtby was credited with his 100th career win on Sunday.

Holtby is having an outstanding season this year as he is 401-9-10 with a 2.24 GAA and a .922 save percentage. Congratulations to Holtby on the milestone win.
Apr 6 - 9:22 AM

Goalie Braden Holtby made 35 saves to help the Washington Capitals edge the Red Wings 2-1 in Detroit Sunday.

Holtby is now 40-19-10, with a goals-against average of 2.24 and a save percentage of .922. He's 4-3-1 in eight games without rest, yielding 19 goals on 221 shots.
Apr 5 - 8:07 PM

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