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Braden Holtby | Goalie | #70

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/16/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 217
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 4 (93) / WAS
Contract: view contract details

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Braden Holtby stopped 38 of 42 shots in Tuesday's 4-3 elimination loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The Capitals found themselves down 3-0 in the second period, but they managed to fight back and force overtime. The Penguins carried the play for the majority of overtime before Nick Bonino beat Holtby in the extra frame. Holtby will likely come away with the Vezina Trophy (top goalie), but he couldn't prevent the Capitals from being eliminated early. Holtby finishes the playoffs with a 6-6 record, a 1.72 goals-against-average and a .942 save percentage. May 10 - 11:46 PM

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Braden Holtby didn't take part in the morning's optional skate, but he will start in Game 6 on Tuesday night.

He has posted a 1.53 goals-against average and a .947 save percentage in 11 playoff games. Holtby snapped a three-game losing skid in Game 5 on Saturday and the Capitals will need another victory to force Game 7.
May 10 - 6:22 PM

Braden Holtby made 30 saves in the Capitals’ 3-1 win in Game 5 against the Penguins on Saturday night.

In a do-or-die game, did you expect anything less from the Vezina frontrunner? Holtby was sensational, giving up the only goal in the second period, in his best performance of the series. Holtby has a 1.53 GAA and .947 SV% in the playoffs. The Capitals head to Pittsburgh down 3-2 in the second-round series.
May 7 - 10:11 PM

Braden Holtby wil be in net Saturday in Game 5 against Pittsburgh.

Holtby has turned away 123 of 134 combined shots from Pittsburgh in the four games thus far, unfortunately, he's had just one game with fewer than three goals allowed. The Capitals will need a bit more from him if they are to survive.
Source: Katie Brown
May 7 - 2:45 PM

Braden Holtby has been nominated for the Ted Lindsay Award as voted on by his fellow PA members.

The award is given "to the most outstanding player in the NHL" as voted on by the players, and is the only award voted as such. Holtby's 48 wins tied the NHL's single-season record, and helped lead the Capitals to the Presidents' Trophy. Alex Ovechkin is the only Capitals' player in franchise history to win the award, doing so in from 2008-10.
May 6 - 7:00 PM

Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby made 30 saves Wednesday night but wound up on the losing side of a 3-2, overtime decision in Pittsburgh.

Holtby didn't play badly but couldn't steal the game against the Penguins, who now are ahead in the best-of-seven, second-round series 3-1. The Caps face elimination Saturday night in Game 5. After an outstanding regular season, Holtby is 5-5 in the playoffs. His goals-against average is 1.59 and his save percentage is .945.
May 4 - 11:53 PM

Braden Holtby will man the crease in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semi-Final against the Pittsburgh Penguins

Holtby has kicked aside 95 shots in the second round series, some ringing iron before crossing the line. He's recorded 1.44 goals against average in the postseason with an accompanying .949 save percentage. The Capitals are down 2-1 in the series and will need a big rebound game from the crease on out.
May 4 - 6:46 PM

Washington goalie Braden Holtby wasn't his usual stellar self Monday night, stopping only 20 shots in the Capitals' 3-2 loss to the Penguins in Pittsburgh.

The Caps are now down 2-1 in the best-of-seven, second-round series. They hope to tie it Wednesday night in Pittsburgh. But they'll need a bit more from their usually brilliant goalie, who has saved 95 of the 103 shots that the Pens have fired at him in the series. Holtby's postseason statistics remain impressive. He has a goals-against average of 1.44 and a save percentage of .949. Yet his playoff record this year isn't all that wonderful, at 5-4.
May 3 - 12:04 AM

Braden Holtby will get the nod in Game 3 against the Penguins.

Holtby has turned aside 75 of 80 shots in the series so far. The 26-year-old has a 5-3 record with a 1.24 goals-against-average and .957 save percentage this postseason. His 1.24 GAA is the lowest among goaltenders who have played at least four playoff games in 2016.
May 2 - 6:28 PM

Braden Holtby stopped 33 of 35 shots in a 2-1 loss to the Penguins Saturday night.

Holtby allowed a goal in each of the second and third frames. He has a 1.24 GAA and .957 save percentage in eight starts in the playoffs.
Apr 30 - 11:52 PM

Braden Holtby will be in net Saturday for Game 2 versus Pittsburgh.

Through the first seven games and 199 shots faced thus far in the postseason, Holtby has stopped 191 of them. With dominance like that, it's tough to bet against perhaps Washington's best player.
Source: Katie Brown
Apr 30 - 5:35 PM

Braden Holtby helped the Washington Capitals take Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semi-final on Thursday night with 42 saves on 45 shots.

The Capitals edged the Penguins 4-3 in overtime in what was an entertaining affair between the two rivals. Holtby hasn't missed a beat in the post-season, continuing to be his dominant self that earned him a Vezina nomination this year. He is 5-2 in the playoffs.
Apr 29 - 12:08 AM

Braden Holtby will be between the pipes for Game 1 against Pittsburgh on Thursday night.

No surprise here. Holtby was fantastic during the regular season and in the first round against Philadelphia. The 26-year-old allowed just five goals in six games during the opening round of the playoffs. He'll enter the second round with a 0.84 goals-against-average and a .968 save percentage.
Apr 28 - 6:19 PM

Braden Holtby is a finalist for the Vezina Trophy.

Holtby tied the NHL's season-single wins record with 48 and he also posted a 2.20 GAA and .922 save percentage in 66 starts. There's a good chance he'll end up with the award after a season like that. "He's been as consistent as any goaltender in the Nationals Hockey League this year," coach Barry Trotz said. "He's gotten a lot of attention for that not only from the records side. But you don't put a record together like that if you have areas where you haven't been that good for long periods of time, so he's been pretty solid all year." Holtby will be competing with Jonathan Quick and Ben Bishop.
Apr 28 - 11:26 AM

Braden Holtby's .968 save percentage in the first round was the franchise best for a single series.

Holtby was certainly a key figure in the Capitals beating the Philadelphia Flyers in six games. Over the course of that series, Holtby never allowed more than two goals in a single contest and earned two shutouts. He's coming off a great campaign, but so far he's managed to take his game to another level for the playoffs.
Apr 25 - 7:16 AM

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4Mike Richards
5Michael Latta
6Jay Beagle
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2Andre Burakovsky
3Jason Chimera
4Daniel Winnik
5Zach Sill
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D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
3Karl Alzner
4Brooks Orpik
5Dmitry Orlov
6Nate Schmidt
7Taylor Chorney
8Mike Weber
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer
3Dan Ellis