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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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Braden Holtby stopped 30 of 31 shots in Friday's 2-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers.
The Capitals are now up to 13 consecutive wins at the Verizon Center. Holtby's rattled off a 16-0-1 record in his last 17 decisions, which is absolutely incredible. The Caps goalie will enter his next start with an incredible 1.97 goals-against-average and a .928 save percentage. Feb 24 - 10:18 PM

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Braden Holtby will take on the Oilers on Friday night.

The Holtbeast has been amazing this season, particularly over the last two months. We know this. But what may have been forgotten is that he allowed four goals on 29 shots in a loss to the Oilers earlier in the season. The Pacific division is also the only one that has given him fits thus far. Holtby has gone 3-2 with 11 goals against with a shutout and a .904 save percentage. Everything is relative with him, it seems.
Feb 24 - 12:54 PM

Braden Holtby stopped 33 of 34 shots in Washington's 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.

Only Brayden Schenn was able to beat Holtby tonight. The Capitals goaltender is an incredible 15-0-1 in his last 16 decisions. The victory over the Flyers also allowed him to become the fourth goalie in the league to hit the 30-win mark. Holtby will enter his next start with a stellar 1.99 goals-against-average and a .927 save percentage. He has to be considered the top fantasy player at his position.
Feb 22 - 11:14 PM

Braden Holtby will be in goal for Wednesday's game against Philadelphia.

He was between the pipes for a 3-2 shootout loss to Detroit on Saturday in his last outing. Holtby has a 29-8-5 record this season with a 2.01 goals-against average and a .926 save percentage. His last appearance versus the Flyers was a 3-2 shootout loss back on Dec. 21.
Feb 22 - 3:21 PM

Braden Holtby dropped a 3-2 shootout decision to Detroit on Saturday.

He stopped 21 of 23 shots, including two of three on special teams. However, he saved just two of four during the shootout to take the loss. Holtby's record now stands at 29-8-5 on the year. He has not lost in regulation since Dec. 27.
Feb 18 - 6:34 PM

Braden Holtby will attempt to pick up his 15th straight win in Saturday's matinee against the Red Wings.

The Holtbeast comes in with 14 wins spread over his last 16 games, two of which he was yanked from and did not receive a decision. Over that span he's picked up four shutouts and posted a .924 save percentage along with just 30 goals against. Wow.
Feb 18 - 1:06 PM

Braden Holtby faced 22 shots in a 6-4 win against the Ducks Saturday night.

Holtby scored his 14th win in a row against Anaheim, which is overwhelmingly his longest streak of the season. Holtby faced only five shots in the first period. He blocked all of them. The Washington netminder then let in two goals apiece in the next two periods that contributed to a tie with 2:39 remaining in the third. Zach Stanford broke the tie by scoring his first NHL goal.
Feb 12 - 1:45 AM

Braden Holtby will face Anaheim on Saturday in an attempt to pick up his 14th straight win.

Holtby's current streak has been spread over 15 games, in which he was yanked twice and did not receive a decision. He's posted four shutouts and just 26 goals against with a .930 save percentage as well.
Feb 11 - 1:16 PM

Braden Holtby turned aside 14 of 17 shots in Thursday's 6-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings.

And with that, the Capitals have now rattled off 11 consecutive wins on home ice. Holtby still hasn't lost a game since Dec. 23, which is pretty impressive. He has a 28-8-4 record with a 1.97 goals-against-average and a .928 save percentage in 2016-17. He should be the best fantasy goalie between now and the end of the regular season.
Feb 9 - 11:10 PM

Braden Holtby will be in net against the Red Wings on Thursday.

He has recorded 12 victories in his past 14 starts, but he has been pulled twice in during that span. He's pitched four shutouts with 23 goals against and a .935 save percentage during that time.
Feb 9 - 3:29 PM

Braden Holtby's shutout on Tuesday was the 10th earned by the Washington Capitals this season.

That's a new franchise record. Holtby accounts for seven of those shutouts with the other three going to backup Philipp Grubauer. "Both of those guys have been outstanding," Coach Barry Trotz said of Washington's goalies. "In the locker room [Justin Williams] said every night we could hand the [game MVP] award out to those guys because they’ve been very, very good." Washington has allowed just 2.04 goals per game this season, which is the least in the league. Their closest competitor in that regard, the Minnesota Wild, have allowed 2.29 goals per game.
Feb 8 - 6:40 AM

Braden Holtby turned aside all 23 shots he faced in Tuesday's 5-0 win over the Carolina Hurricanes.

On Sunday, backup goalie Philipp Grubauer backstopped the Capitals to a 5-0 win over the Los Angeles Kings. Tonight, it was Holtby's turn to do the same thing to the Hurricanes. Holtby hasn't dropped a game since Dec. 29, when he dropped a shootout decision the New Jersey Devils. His last regulation loss came on Dec. 27. Expect Holtby to be the best fantasy goalie in the league between now and the end of the season. The win improves Holtby's record to 27-8-4 with seven shutouts in 2016-17.
Feb 7 - 9:58 PM

Braden Holtby will face the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night.

The Capitals netminder has won his last five starts, while surrendering three goals or less in each outing, since he was pulled against Pittsburgh. Holtby has a 26-8-4 record with a 1.99 goals-against average and a .929 save percentage in 2016-17.
Feb 7 - 1:41 PM

Braden Holtby picked up his 26th win during Saturday's 3-2 victory over Montreal.

Holtby turned away 20 of 22 shots, including all four on special teams. He has won his last 10 decisions en route to a 26-8-4 with a .929 save percentage and a 1.99 GAA.
Feb 4 - 5:36 PM

Braden Holtby will get the start on Saturday afternoon versus Montreal.

All goaltenders are required to start wearing the streamlined pants on Saturday and Holtby doesn't think it will be an issue. "It all depends on what you're used to before," he said. "I mean, I would take stuff out of my other ones just because I didn't like how big they were on the sides and such. They are a little tighter, so I might have to break them down before games just to make sure the flexibility's there, but they're still fine." Holtby has been superb this season, while posting a 25-8-4 record with a .929 save percentage and a 1.99 goals-against average.
Feb 4 - 9:48 AM

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