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Braden Holtby | Goalie | #70

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/16/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 217
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 4 (93) / WAS
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Washington coach Barry Trotz told reporters that Braden Holtby would start in Game 3 Monday.
Despite pulling Braden Holtby in Game 2 after the Vezina finalist allowed three goals on three odd-man rushes, Trotz will sink or swim with him. We think it's the right call. Said Trotz when asked if Holtby would start Monday night: "Absolutely, why would you think otherwise? No question he's our goaltender. Expect him to start tomorrow." Apr 30 - 12:12 PM

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Braden Holtby stopped just 11 of 14 shots in a 5-2 loss to the Penguins in Game 2 on Saturday.

After surrendering three goals over 40 minutes, Holtby was on the bench for the third frame. Philipp Grubauer took over, but only turned aside seven of nine shots. The Capitals just haven't been able to contain the Penguins so far and as a consequent they're now down 2-0 with the series heading to Pittsburgh.
Apr 29 - 11:34 PM

Braden Holtby will get the nod in Game 2 Saturday night.

Holtby led the Capitals out for the pregame warmups. Not that there was ever any doubt that he would start. Holtby has a 2.46 GAA and .919 save percentage in seven playoff starts.
Apr 29 - 7:52 PM

Braden Holtby allowed three goals on 21 shots in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Holtby kept the Penguins off the board in the first period, but Sidney Crosby got the better of him twice in the first 1:04 of the second period. The Capitals managed to tie the game thanks to goals by Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov, but Nick Bonino's third-period goal allowed the Pens to regain the lead. Holtby now owns a 4-3 record with a 2.46 goals-against-average and a .919 save percentage this postseason. The Capitals will look to even up the series at home on Saturday night.
Apr 27 - 11:17 PM

Braden Holtby should play between the pipes in Game 1 Thursday night.

Holtby was bombarded with an average of 35.5 shots per game in the first round series against Toronto, but he posted a 2.36 GAA and .925 save percentage in six playoff games. His next opponent is the Pittsburgh Penguins and holding them back tends to be a huge task.
Apr 27 - 6:01 PM

Braden Holtby led the Capitals into the second round of the playoffs by stopping 37 of 38 shots in a tight Game 6 win over the Maple Leafs on Sunday night.

Holtby’s only blemish came following an odd bounce off the backboards onto Auston Matthews' stick three feet away from the net, which the prized rookie roofed into the net. Otherwise, Holtby regained his mojo in the final two games of the series by stopping 61 of the last 63 shots he faced. The 27-year-old is 4-2 in the postseason with a 2.36 goals-against average and .925 save percentage.
Apr 23 - 11:37 PM

Braden Holtby will be in net on Sunday for Game 6 against Toronto.

One more win and it's on to the next round for Holtby and the Capitals. He's allowed 15 goals and sports a .915 save percentage this series, but will merely have to hold serve to finish the upstart Leafs.
Apr 23 - 6:07 PM

Braden Holtby stopped 24 of 25 shots in Friday's 2-1 OT win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Justin Williams scored the game-winner just over a minute into overtime. It's the first time in four games that Holtby has given up less than four goals in a game. The Capitals now have a 3-2 lead in the series. Game 6 will be played in Toronto on Sunday. Holtby has a 2.65 goals-against-average and a .914 save percentage this postseason.
Apr 21 - 10:33 PM

Braden Holtby is expected to play between the pipes in Game 5 against Toronto on Friday.

Of course that comes as no surprise. With a 3.01 GAA and .907 save percentage in the first round, Holtby hasn't been stunning against the Maple Leafs, but he's still the Capitals' top goaltender.
Apr 21 - 12:44 PM

Braden Holtby allowed four goals on 34 shots in Wednesday's 5-4 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The Capitals went into the second period with a 4-1 lead, but it was cut down to 4-3 midway through the third period. Holtby and the Caps also came up with a huge kill on a 5-on-3 at the start of the third period, which proved to be key. Holtby owns a 2-2 record with a 3.02 goals-against-average and a .907 save percentage this postseason. Game 5 will be played in Washington on Friday night. The best-of-seven series is all tied up at two.
Apr 19 - 10:24 PM

Braden Holtby will be between the pipes on Wednesday in Game 4 against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Holtby was involved in a minor collision at the morning skate, but nothing has come out of that and the Capitals stalwart is slated to start on Wednesday night. he's put up a .914 save percentage and 2.74 goals against average versus the Leafs in the first round series where Washington finds itself down two games to one.
Apr 19 - 6:48 PM

Braden Holtby stopped 24 of 28 shots in a 4-3 overtime loss to Toronto in Game 3 Monday night.

Washington out shot Toronto 15-8 in the second period, but Holtby surrendered two goals in that frame and the Leafs consequently won that period. Holtby has a 2.74 GAA and .914 save percentage in the first round series. More importantly, he now has a 1-2 record in a series where the Capitals entered as the heavy favorites.
Apr 17 - 10:36 PM

Braden Holtby is expected to be between the pipes for Game 3 against Toronto on Monday night.

The two teams are playing in Toronto after splitting the first two games of the series in Washington. Holtby gave up four goals in Saturday's double overtime loss to Leafs in Game 2. He has a 2.29 goals-against-average and a .932 save percentage this postseason.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 17 - 6:05 PM

Braden Holtby turned aside 47 of 51 shots in a 4-3 2OT loss to Toronto in Game 2 Saturday night.

Holtby has already had to face 88 shots in roughly 157 minutes of play in this series. The way the Maple Leafs and Capitals have matched up so far, Holtby has a lot more work ahead of him too. The series will be heading to Toronto now and Washington will need to claim at least one game on the road in order to win this series.
Apr 16 - 12:02 AM

Braden Holtby is expected to take the net in Game 2 against the Maple Leafs on Saturday.

He made 35 of 37 stops during the Game 1 overtime victory. Washington will continue to count on their all-world netminder as they pursue a stronghold in the series tonight.
Source: Katie Brown
Apr 15 - 6:06 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Lars Eller
4Jay Beagle
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Marcus Johansson
3Andre Burakovsky
4Daniel Winnik
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Justin Williams
3Tom Wilson
4Brett Connolly
D1John Carlson
2Kevin Shattenkirk
3Matt Niskanen
4Karl Alzner
5Brooks Orpik
6Dmitry Orlov
7Nate Schmidt
8Taylor Chorney
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer