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Braden Holtby | Goalie

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (24) / 9/16/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 203
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Braden Holtby suggested that his struggles this season were partially caused by changes the coaching staff wanted him to make.
"It's obviously been well documented the changes that we tried," Holtby said. "Nothing against what the philosophy was, it just didn't coincide with my personality and my natural instincts. The changes led to a lot of second guessing myself and over-thinking things. The moment you start doing that you start to struggle, and when you struggle your confidence goes down a bit." Holtby had a 2.85 GAA and .915 save percentage in 48 games this season. If the Capitals re-sign Jaroslav Halak, then Holtby will have to fight hard for the starting job. Apr 17 - 10:43 AM

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Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby saw his 2013-14 season end in an odd way, as he logged a 32-save shutout but didn't win because the Tampa Bay Lightning won 1-0 via a shootout.

Holtby carried a three-game winning streak into Sunday. He finishes the season with solid stats (23-15-4, .915 save percentage, four shutouts) that might not be good enough for the Caps' brass. In a way, it fits the team: solid at times, but ultimately not good enough.
Apr 13 - 7:14 PM

Braden Holtby is expected to start in Sunday's finale versus Tampa Bay.

He has won his past three outings, but it's a bit odd that Jaroslav Halak isn't getting the nod after he shut out Chicago on Friday night.
Apr 12 - 5:49 PM

Braden Holtby was solid for the Capitals Thursday as they defeated Carolina by a score of 5-2.

With Washington eliminated from playoff contention, it's a case of too-little, too-late for Holtby in real terms, but his fantasy owners still appreciate the gesture. The Caps goaltender blocked 36 of 38 shots to improve his record to 23-15-3. His GAA is now 2.92 while his save percentage is .913.
Apr 10 - 9:53 PM

Braden Holtby is expected to start again in Thursday's game against Carolina.

He made 28 stops in a 4-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night to post his second straight win.
Apr 10 - 4:20 PM

Braden Holtby stopped 28 of 29 as the Capitals downed the Blues 4-1 on Tuesday night to stay within four points of a playoff spot with three games to go.

Holtby was solid on Tuesday, winning his second straight game and taming one of the league's best offences. The 24 year old is 22-15-1 with a .912 save percentage and 2.94 goals against average.
Apr 9 - 1:16 AM

Braden Holtby will get the nod against the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday.

Jaroslav Halak was originally penciled in as the probable starter, but he didn't feel comfortable playing against his former team so soon after the trade. Holtby has a 2.99 GAA and .911 save percentage in 45 games in 2013-14.
Apr 8 - 1:48 PM

Braden Holtby has kicked out 35 of 38 shots in regulation in Washington's 4-3 shootout victory.

Holtby allowed two goals on just eight shots in the second period, but he was perfect in the shootout. His role has been significantly diminished by the acquisition of Jaroslav Halak.
Apr 5 - 8:03 PM

Braden Holtby stopped 32 of 36 shots in a 4-2 loss to Boston on Saturday afternoon.

Holtby is competing with Jaroslav Halak down the stretch for playing time. His record drops to 20-15-3 on the season to go with a .911 save percentage and a 2.98 goals-against average.
Mar 29 - 3:28 PM

Goaltender Braden Holtby will get just his second start in 10 games today when the Capitals confront the Boston Bruins this afternoon in Washington.

Holtby made 36 stops in his last start against the San Jose Sharks on March 22 and is 3-1-0 against the Bruins in his career, including 1-1-0 this season, allowing four goals. "Holts played two good games in Boston and played a good game last time out," Capitals coach Adam Oates said. "Jaro [Halak] gets a week to recuperate and we still feel we need both goalies." Oates said Holtby’s success against the Bruins – he also knocked them out of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs – is "always in the back of your mind" when making a decision. Oates said he intends to split his goalies this weekend, but reserves the right to change his mind, depending on how Holtby plays today. The Capitals are in Nashville Sunday night to face the Predators.
Mar 29 - 11:26 AM

Braden Holtby and the Capitals outlasted San Jose to earn a 3-2 shootout win Saturday night.

Holtby hadn't played in over two weeks entering the game, but was pressed into duty due to the injury sustained by Jaroslav Halak and he delivered a great performance. By turning away 34 of 36 shots in the win, he improves his record to 20-14-3 on the season. His GAA is 2.95 while his save percentage is .912.
Mar 23 - 8:43 AM

Braden Holtby put forth a valiant effort Thursday, but suffered a 3-0 loss at the hands of the Bruins.

Holtby allowed two goals on 42 shots in the defeat, which was a one-sided affair in favor of the Bruins. His record falls to 19-14-3 with the loss and he's likely to watch the team's next game from the bench while Jaroslav Halak gets his first start as a member of the Capitals. His GAA is now .911 while his save percentage is 2.98.
Mar 6 - 9:42 PM

Braden Holtby will be in goal for Washington again on Thursday night at Boston.

Philipp Grubauer was returned to AHL Hershey on Thursday, so newcomer Jaroslav Halak will probably back him up. Holtby was pulled Wednesday night against Philadelphia after he allowed four goals on 18 shots, so he'll be looking for a bounce back effort.
Mar 6 - 1:26 PM

Braden Holtby had a night to forget for Washington in Wednesday's 6-4 loss to the Flyers.

With the impending arrival of newly-acquired Jaroslav Halak, this might have been Holtby's last opportunity to carve out some playing time and he seems to have fumbled the chance away. The Washington netminder allowed four goals on 18 shots in about 32 minutes of ice time. Philipp Grubauer replaced him midway through the second frame and allowed one goal on 11 shots during his outing.
Mar 5 - 11:02 PM

Braden Holtby will get the start in goal for Washington Wednesday.

Holtby has had an up and down season and had a four game winning streak end on Sunday in a 5-4 loss to the Flyers on Sunday. He is 19-13-3 this season with a 2.94 GAA and a .911 save percentage.
Mar 5 - 12:48 PM

Depth Charts

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PosRoleName
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Mikhail Grabovski
3Brooks Laich
4Evgeny Kuznetsov
5Jay Beagle
LW1Marcus Johansson
2Dustin Penner
3Joel Ward
4Jason Chimera
5Aaron Volpatti
RW1Alex Ovechkin
2Troy Brouwer
3Eric Fehr
4Tom Wilson
5Ryan Stoa
D1John Carlson
2Mike Green
3Karl Alzner
4Dmitry Orlov
5Connor Carrick
6John Erskine
7Jack Hillen
8Patrick Wey
G1Jaroslav Halak
2Braden Holtby