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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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Capitals' goaltender Braden Holtby has filed for salary arbitration.
Holtby and the Capitals have been unable to agree to terms on a new contract yet, but that doesn't mean they won't be able to before the hearing takes place. The 25-year-old had a 41-20-10 record with a 2.22 goals-against-average and a .923 save percentage last season. Jul 5 - 6:25 PM

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There is no new news on the contract talks between Braden Holtby and the Washington Capitals.

Holtby will be a restricted free agent on July 1 and while he is the priority for the Capitals at this time, there has been little to no progress. Holtby was outstanding this past season with a 41-20-10 mark to go with a 2.22 GAA and a .923 save percentage. If anything, he was better in the playoffs with a 1.71 GAA and a .944 save percentage in leading Washington into the second round.
Jun 21 - 8:30 AM

The Washington Capitals and RFA Braden Holtby are working on a new contract.

"We're trying to get a good deal done for both parties," GM Brian MacLellan said. He's a priority for us. I think we'll get it done." The Capitals are in a tricky spot with just $19.23M in cap space remaining with only 14 players signed. Plus RFA's Evgeny Kuznetsov and Marcus Johannson are also "priorities" to sign, along with possibly one of UFA's Eric Fehr and Joel Ward. As for Holtby, "You just have to make sure he’s the real deal," MacLellan said. He broke out last season to a 41-20-10 record with 45 Quality Starts, a .923 save percentage and a 2.22 GAA. Holtby then followed up his league-leading 73 starts, 2,044 shots against, 1,887 saves, 4247 minutes with a stellar postseason. He posted a .944 save percentage and allowed just 23 goals in 13 games with nine Quality Starts in two rounds of play. Holtby may be proven that he's "the real deal."

Braden Holtby is aiming for a longer term deal, but he did feel motivated by this being a contract season.

Holtby saw value in that, but ultimately he's aiming for some job security. He should be able to get it too after posting a 2.22 GAA and .923 save percentage in 73 contests. He's a restricted free agent, so it would be surprising if he didn't re-sign with Washington.
May 15 - 6:05 PM

Braden Holtby made 37 saves as the Capitals fell 2-1 in overtime to the Rangers in Game 7 of their second-round series Wednesday night.

Kevin Hayes beat him after perfect cross-ice pass on the power play in the second period, and Derek Stepan won it off a rebound in overtime. Holtby was simply sensational through much of the playoffs, though, posting a sub-.900 save percentage just twice. Further, Holtby has more than proven this season that he is a first-rate goalie worthy of the praise that comes with the league’s best netminders. He had a 1.71 goals-against average and .944 save percentage in the playoffs. In all, he was a horse in net for Washington, playing 86 games this season.
May 13 - 11:28 PM

Braden Holtby will be between the pipes for the winner-takes-all Game 7 Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden.

Hotlby will be playing in his fifth Game 7 in just three playoff seasons and has a 2-2 record in those games so far, while the Caps will be playing its ninth Game 7 since 2008, which is tied for the most in the NHL during that span. The Washington goalie enters the game with an excellent 1.71 goals-against-average and .944 save percentage in 12 games this postseason and is coming off a 24 save performance in Sunday’s Game 6 4-3 loss.
May 13 - 7:13 PM

Braden Holtby stopped 24 of 28 shots in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the New York Rangers.

The Capitals were unable to eliminate the Rangers in back-to-back games, and they will now be forced to play Game Seven at Madison Square Garden. As good as Holtby has been in these playoffs, it's clear that the final game of this series will be a challenge, as New York has all the momentum. Holtby has a 6-6 record with a 1.71 goals-against-average and a .944 save percentage during the postseason.
May 10 - 10:14 PM

Braden Holtby is expected to get the start in goal for the Capitals on Sunday.

The Capitals are at home and up three games to two and hope to end the series. Holtby has been outstanding during the playoffs and is 10-2 in the post-season following a loss. He is 6-5 in the playoffs with unbelievable peripherals as he has a 1.51 GAA and a .951 save percentage.
May 10 - 8:28 AM

Braden Holtby's playoff success in goal seems to give the Capitals an edge over the New York Rangers in the teams' Eastern Conference Second Round playoff series.

The Caps lost 2-1 in overtime on Friday night but still have a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series. Game 6 goes Sunday night in Washington. Throughout the postseason, Holtby has been stellar, responding to every playoff defeat with a victory the following game. In fact, he has a career record of 10-2 in playoff games that follow playoff losses, including a 1-0 shutout of the Rangers in Game 3 in Washington. "Our goalie doesn’t like to lose," Caps forward Jason Chimera said. "He takes it personally and he wants to show everybody it starts with him. We feed off that." The Capitals haven't lost two consecutive games since March 11 and 13. They haven't lost three in a row since February. That, combined with the fact they’ve won five straight games in Washington, has them confident about closing out the series in Game 6.
May 9 - 5:47 PM

Braden Holtby stopped 41 of 43 shots in Friday's 2-1 OTL to the Rangers.

Holtby was outstanding throughout this game but it wasn't enough to finish the Rangers off. The Capitals let a late lead slip away when Chris Kreider beat Holtby with just 1:41 remaining. Rangers captain Ryan Mcdonagh beat Holtby again in overtime to keep the Rangers alive in the series. The Capitals will try to close out New York at home on Sunday. If Holtby continues playing like he had throughout the playoffs, it will be extremely hard for New York to beat him in the final two games of the series.
May 8 - 10:55 PM

Braden Holtby will get the start in Game Five against the NY Rangers on Friday night.

Holtby has carried his sensational play from the regular season over the playoffs, as he brings his 6-4 record with eight Quality Starts and just 15 goals against on 302 combined shots. Through the first four games versus New York, Holtby has stopped 121 of 126 combined shots.
May 8 - 5:24 PM

Washington goalie Braden Holtby made 28 saves to help the Washington Capitals edge the visiting New York Rangers 2-1 in Game 4 of the teams' Eastern Conference Second Round playoff series Wednesday night.

Holtby also denied Carl Hagelin on a penalty shot with a glove save 8:01 into the third period with the Capitals holding a one-goal lead. The win gave the Caps a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. Holtby has been terrific. He has not allowed more than two goals in his past seven playoff games against the Rangers. During the regular season, the Rangers finished third in the NHL in the goals-scored category. Holtby now has a goals-against average of 1.48 in the playoffs. He also has a postseason save percentage of .950.
May 6 - 11:24 PM

Braden Holtby will get the start in goal for Game 4 versus the New York Rangers Wednesday night.

Holtby continues to impress as he currently holds a 5-4 record with a 1.54 goals-against-average and .949 save percentage in nine playoff games. He has not allowed more than two in his last six playoff contests against the Rangers, who finished third in the NHL in goals during the 2014-2015 regular season. It’s quite obvious that Holtby’s regular season numbers are carrying over to the playoffs so far.
May 6 - 5:13 PM

Washington goalie Braden Holtby made 30 saves in the Capitals' 1-0 shutout over the visiting New York Rangers in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference Second Round series Monday night.

Holtby made Jay Beagle's second-period goal stand up with his first shutout of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the second of his NHL playoff career. Holtby has been outstanding this postseason, with a very impressive goals-against average of 1.54 and an equally impressive save percentage of .949. Against the Rangers, Holtby has allowed a mere four goals in this series, turning aside 63 of 67 shots for a .940 save percentage. Holtby has established himself this season as a reliable workhorse. He's now started 82 regular-season and postseason games in 2014-15.
May 4 - 10:42 PM

Braden Holtby will be between the pipes for Game 3 versus the New York Rangers Monday night.

What else is new? Holtby will be making his 82nd appearance in goal Monday night between the post-season and regular season. He has been extremely sharp this post-season posting a 4-4 record with a 1.72 goals-against-average and .942 save percentage. His counterpart, Henrik Lundqvist, has been just as good though so wins will be tough to come by.
May 4 - 5:17 PM

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