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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 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. Apr 30 - 5:35 PM
Source: Katie Brown

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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

Braden Holtby made 26 saves in Sunday's 1-0 win over the Flyers in Game 6.

After failing to knock off the Flyers in Games 4 and 5, the Capitals finally got the job done in Game 6. Like he was for most of the regular season, Holtby was fantastic in the opening round of the playoffs. He allowed just five goals in the six-game set. Holtby and the Capitals now move on to face the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second round.
Apr 24 - 3:22 PM

Braden Holtby will get the start in Sunday's game against the Flyers.

Holtby and the Capitals will look to put away the Flyers for the third time. The 26-year-old enters Game 6 with a 1.01 goals-against-average and a .961 save percentage in the postseason.
Apr 24 - 11:39 AM

Braden Holtby stopped nine of 10 shots in Friday's 2-0 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 5.

You read that correctly, the Flyers only managed to take 11 shots on goal in the game. Flyers goalie Michal Neuvrith was a little busier, as he stopped 44 shots. Holtby can't be blamed for this defeat. The first goal he allowed was going to go wide before it hit Taylor Chorney and went into the net and the second goal was scored into an empty net. The Capitals' 3-0 lead is now down to 3-2. Game 6 will be Sunday in Philadelphia.
Apr 22 - 10:12 PM

Braden Holtby will be between the pipes for Friday's Game 5 against Philadelphia.

Thus far in the series, Holtby has turned away 114 of 118 combined shots through the first four games. So long as Holtbeast continues to be himself, Washington should move on to the second round without too much more trouble.
Source: Katie Brown
Apr 22 - 6:17 PM

Washington's Braden Holtby was the losing goalie Wednesday as the Flyers recorded a 2-1 victory in Game 4 to stay alive in the first round.

It was the first loss of the series for both Holtby and the Caps, who were looking to complete the sweep on Wednesday. Holtby played despite suffering an injury scare at Washington's practice Tuesday. He owns a sparkling goals-against average of 1.00 and an impressive save percentage of .966. He'll get another chance to eliminate the Flyers in Game 5 Friday.
Apr 20 - 11:40 PM

Braden Holtby will be in the crease for Wednesday's game versus Philadelphia.

He suffered an injury scare at Tuesday's practice in a collision with a teammate, but it was expected that he would be fine to play. Holtby has superb in the series with a .978 save percentage and a 0.67 goals-against average after three games. The Capitals can sweep the Flyers on Wednesday with a victory.
Apr 20 - 12:35 PM

Braden Holtby looks like he'll be fine to play in Game 4 despite suffering an injury scare at practice.

Coach Barry Trotz said he doesn't "anticipate him not playing" on Wednesday and added that the team doesn't need to recall a goaltender, so it sounds like Holtby will be OK to play. That would be great news for the Capitals, as Holtby has been outstanding against the Flyers. In three games, he has turned aside 91 shots, while posting a .978 save percentage and a 0.67 goals-against average.
Apr 19 - 4:10 PM

Coach Barry Trotz said that Braden Holtby got "nicked up" at practice Tuesday, but the injury doesn't sound like it is serious.

The Washington bench boss implied that Holtby will be available to play on Wednesday in Game 4. We will let you know if Holtby's status changes.
Apr 19 - 1:32 PM

Braden Holtby left practice early Tuesday after a collision with a teammate.

He appeared to be favoring his left leg when he exited the ice with the trainer. The Capitals should provide an update on his status after the session. It's unclear at this time if this will become an issue to worry about, but we'll keep you posted.
Apr 19 - 1:05 PM

Braden Holtby saved 31 of 32 shots in Washington's 6-1 victory over Philadelphia in Game 3 on Monday.

Holtby surrendered the first goal of the game just 57 seconds into the contest, but was otherwise perfect. He has allowed just two goals on 93 shots so far in this series. That's played a big role in Washington taking a 3-0 series lead.
Apr 18 - 10:18 PM

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