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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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Braden Holtby was beaten for four goals on 30 shots in a difficult outing against Columbus which resulted in a 4-3 win for the Jackets.
Holtby has arguably been the league's stingiest netminder since the start of November so it would be unfair to give him grief for one bad outing. The loss drops his record to 22-10-8 while his GAA is still respectable at 2.31 and his save percentage is .920. Jan 27 - 11:32 PM

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Braden Holtby will face the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night.

Holtby comes in 22-9-8 through 40 appearances with just 88 goals against. However the Capitals are tied with Bruins in the Wild Card with 57 points, and continue to flip-flop with the Rangers (58 points) for third in the Metro. Winning is the name of the game, and Holtby's been perhaps the biggest component to Washington's success thus far.
Jan 27 - 5:24 PM

Braden Holtby suffered a rare loss against an unlikely opponent Tuesday as the Capitals dropped a 5-4 shootout decision to the Oilers.

The Caps held a two-goal lead with less than five minutes to play in the third period, but coughed it up and eventually fell in the shootout. Hotly allowed four goals on 31 shots in the loss, which drops his record to 22-9-8 on the year. He has still lost only two regulation games since December 2nd.
Jan 20 - 10:18 PM

Braden Holtby will get the start against the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday.

Holtby comes in with a a 22-9-7 record, a 2.22 GAA and a .923 save percentage. Edmonton has scored the third fewest goals in the league with 104. The Caps also continue to battle for playoff security with Boston, Pittsburgh and the Rangers. If that's not a recipe for success, it's hard to tell what is.
Jan 20 - 5:27 PM

Braden Holtby allowed four goals on 30 shots in Friday's 4-3 loss to Nashville.

This was Holtby's first regulation loss since December 23rd (nine games). The Caps found themselves down 2-0 in the second period, but they eventually came back and led 3-2 late in the third period. Unfortunately for Washington, the Predators were able to beat Holtby twice in the final 4:30 to win the game. The 25-year-old has a 22-9-7 record with a 2.22 goals-against-average and a .923 save percentage.
Jan 17 - 12:11 AM

Braden Holtby will start his 21st straight game of the season in Nashville on Friday night.

Holtbeast comes in with a 22-8-7 record with a .924 save percentage, 2.17 GAA, and four shutouts. The Capitals meanwhile sit four points ahead of the Rangers for third in the Metro, and just three points behind the Islanders for first place. It's also Coach Trotz's first game back in Nashville tonight, making it anything but an ordinary game in January.
Jan 16 - 6:05 PM

Washington goalie Braden Holtby, making his 20th consecutive start in the Capitals' net, turned aside 21 shots Wednesday night in a 1-0 shutout of the visiting Philadelphia Flyers.

Holtby has been outstanding for most of the season. He is now 22-8-7. His Wednesday start was his 37th of the season, eight from matching his total last season. Washington's previous coaching staff curtailed Holtby's aggressiveness, affecting his confidence as he struggled to adapt, according to a piece posted earlier Wednesday at NHL.com. Holtby, 25, has four shutouts this season, three in his past 12 games. His goals-against average is now an impressive 2.17 and his save percentage, .924. Suffice it to say that if you've been using Holtby as your fantasy goalie this season, you're likely doing just fine.
Jan 14 - 10:55 PM

Braden Holtby will get the start Wednesday night against the Flyers.

Holtby has been a horse for the Caps this season and Wednesday will mark his 38th game of the season, good for second in the NHL. In his only other game against Philadelphia this season, he lost 4-3 in overtime where he stopped 30 of 33 shots. On the season, he has a 21-8-7 record, 2.23 goals-against-average, and .923 save percentage.
Jan 14 - 5:21 PM

Braden Holtby stopped 31 of 32 shots in Washington's 2-1 win over Colorado on Monday.

Holtby has been as good as any goaltender in the NHL in the last few weeks. The 25-year-old has just one regulation loss in his last 18 starts (13-1-4). Holtby has struggled with consistency in his young NHL career, so it will be interesting to see if he can have a strong second half of the season. His record improves to 21-8-7 with a 2.23 goals-against-average and a .923 save percentage. He was named the game's first star.
Jan 12 - 10:31 PM

Braden Holtby is projected to start on Monday.

No real surprise there as Washington has been leaning heavily on Holtby all season. He has a 2.27 GAA and .921 save percentage in 36 contests in 2014-15.
Jan 12 - 1:04 PM

Braden Holtby set aside 26 shots in Washington’s 3-1 win over Detroit on Saturday night.

Holtby has been a workhorse this season, this being his 18th consecutive start. He is 5-0-2 over his last seven games. Holtby boasts a strong 2.27 goals-against average and .921 save percentage this season. He is looking like a very strong play over the season's second half.
Jan 10 - 9:54 PM

Braden Holtby will start against Detroit on Saturday.

Holtby comes in sporting a 19-8-6 record this year with a .921 save percentage and 2.29 GAA. Washington comes in technically holding onto the first Wild Card slot in the East, but are tied with 50 standings points with both Boston and the Rangers. What's more, is a win will pull them to within two points of ideal Pittsburgh.
Jan 10 - 5:06 PM

Braden Holtby made 30 saves on 33 shots in the Caps' 3-2 overtime loss to Philadelphia on Thursday night which snapped his three game winning streak.

Holtby is one of the hottest goalies in the league right now, with only one regulation loss to his name since Dec. 2, a span of 16 games in which he's gone 11-1-4. The 25-year-old is 19-8-6 this year with a .921 save percentage and 2.29 goals against average.
Jan 8 - 10:07 PM

Braden Holtby will start against the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night.

The Holtbeast continues to be on top of his game with only 75 goals against through 31 starts and 34 games. However his career against the Flyers has been very poor, in nine career starts he's been beaten for 28 goals. None of which have occured this season, though.
Jan 8 - 5:37 PM

Braden Holtby stopped 31 of 33 shots in Wednesday's 6-2 win over Toronto.

Holtby has now won three consecutive starts, and he has just one regulation loss in his last 15 games (11-1-3). The 25-year-old got off to an average start this season, but he's really turned things around, and provided the Capitals with some consistent goaltending of late. Holtby's record improves to 19-8-6, and he has a 2.29 goals-against-average to go along with a .921 save percentage.
Jan 7 - 10:19 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Brooks Laich
4Michael Latta
5Liam O'Brien
LW1Marcus Johansson
2Joel Ward
3Jason Chimera
4Aaron Volpatti
RW1Alex Ovechkin
2Troy Brouwer
3Andre Burakovsky
4Jay Beagle
5Eric Fehr
6Tom Wilson
D1Matt Niskanen
2John Carlson
3Mike Green
4Brooks Orpik
5Karl Alzner
6Dmitry Orlov
7John Erskine
8Jack Hillen
G1Braden Holtby
2Justin Peters