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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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Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby usually enjoys games against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Wednesday night, however, Holtby and the Caps were 4-3 losers to the Pens in Washington. Holtby entered the game with a .033 goals-against average, a .989 save percentage and two shutouts in three victories against Pittsburgh this season. But the Pens were the better team in this one, outshooting the Caps 26-24 and controlling the play for most of the game. Holtby made 22 saves. His record dropped to 29-14-9. His GAA is now 2.20 and his save percentage, .923. Feb 25 - 11:13 PM

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Braden Holtby will be between the pipes for Wednesday’s showdown with the Penguins.

Holtby has been one of the key reasons the Capitals find themselves fighting for first place in the Metropolitan division this season as he is tied for first in the NHL with 52 games played, ranks third in goals-against-average at 2.16, and is second in the league with six shutouts. Not to mention, Holtby loves facing the Pittsburgh Penguins: he has a .033 goals-against-average and .989 save percentage with two shutouts in three wins against them this season. Make sure he’s in your lineup tonight.
Feb 25 - 5:16 PM

Braden Holtby allowed three goals on 28 shots in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Flyers.

The Flyers jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the game, but Washington fought back to tie it. Unfortunately for Washington, Michael Del Zotto beat Holtby in the third period to give Philadelphia the win. The loss ends Holtby's personal three-game winning streak. His record falls to 29-13-9 and he has a 2.16 goals-against-average and a .924 save percentage.
Feb 22 - 3:48 PM

Braden Holtby will be between the pipes on Sunday for Washington.

Holtby is getting back-to-back starts as the Caps defeated the Islanders on Saturday. Holtby has won three straight and is now 29-12-9 with a 2.14 GAA and a .925 save percentage, making him one of the top goalies this season.
Feb 22 - 11:00 AM

The Washington Capitals edged the New York Islanders 3-2 (SO), giving Braden Holtby his 29th win of 2014-15.

Holtby has now won three straight games and four of five. In the past three contests, he's only given up four goals. Holtby continues to be one of the better goaltending bargains in fantasy this season.
Feb 21 - 3:30 PM

Braden Holtby will get the start in goal for Washington on Saturday.

The goaltender is having a great season with a 28-12-9 mark to go with a 2.15 GAA and a .925 save percentage. He is a must start in most games but may have trouble today as the Caps take on the high-flying Islanders.
Feb 21 - 11:07 AM

Braden Holtby made 19 stops on 20 shots in an easy 5-1 win over the Jets on Thursday night.

It was the second straight game Holtby has allowed just one goal to a playoff team, coming off a 3-1 win over Pittsburgh on Tuesday. Holtby is a safe bet these days to turn in a strong performance, as his record is 28-12-9 with a .925 save percentage and 2.15 goals against average.
Feb 19 - 11:00 PM

Braden Holtby will get the start versus the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night.

Holtby brings his 27-12-9 record with 104 goals against through a league-leading 49 games this season into a tilt where the Caps sit just behind New York and Pittsburgh for top billing in the Atlantic. In eight career starts against the Jets, Holtby is 6-2-0 with two shutouts and 17 goals against.
Feb 19 - 6:04 PM

Braden Holtby blocked 32 of 33 shots on Tuesday en route to a 3-1 win over Pittsburgh.

Pekka Rinne and Carey Price have been atop the class of fantasy goaltenders this season, but Holtby has a case for third thanks to an incredible run over the past couple of months. His 27-12-9 record is complemented by a 2.17 GAA and a .924 save percentage.
Feb 17 - 10:19 PM

Braden Holtby will get the start against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night.

Holtbeast brings his 26-12-9 record with 103 goals against over a league-high 48 games this season into an important contest. The Caps have 70 standings points through 57 games while the Pens have 73 points in 56 games. A win would also help to clear some more space between them and second Wild Card slot Boston (64 points). A win is a win is a win as they say, but some are a bit juicer.
Feb 17 - 5:48 PM

Braden Holtby set aside 27 of 30 shots in the Capitals’ 3-1 loss the Kings on Saturday night.

The Kings dominated the Capitals in five-on-five shot attempts. The Capitals had a chance of getting at least a point in this one, but Holtby allowed two goals in the third, on just four shots. He has two losses in his past three games, though his rates remain very strong: 2.20 goals-against average and .923 save percentage.
Feb 15 - 12:52 AM

Braden Holtby will face the Kings in LA on Saturday night.

Through a league-leading 47 games coming into the tilt, Holtby boats a 26-11-9 record with 100 goals against. He stopped all 27 shots the Kings sent his way just 11 days ago for his only previous game against the defending champs.
Feb 14 - 4:54 PM

Braden Holtby shook off a tough second period for the Capitals to make 26 saves and earn a 5-4 OT win over San Jose.

He allowed two goals to Brent Burns in 22 seconds to start the second period but settled down to make enough saves to earn the win. He now has three wins in his last four starts as his great season continues. He brings a 26-11-9 overall record and rock solid 2.18 GAA and .924 save percentage into his next start.
Feb 12 - 2:00 AM

Braden Holtby will be the starting netminder for the Capitals Wednesday in San Jose.

Holtby will be making his league high 46th start of the season Wednedsay night versus the Sharks; a team he has not liked facing in the past. In three career starts against San Jose, Holtby has a brutal 4.48 goals-against-average and .872 save percentage and in his only start against the Sharks this season, he gave up three goals on just seven shots before getting pulled early. This small sample size should not diminish the amazing year Holtby has put forth though, as his 2.14 GAA and .925 save percentage is fifth and fourth best in the NHL, respectively. Roll with him confidently despite the lackluster career numbers against the Sharks.
Feb 11 - 7:12 PM

Braden Holtby made 22 saves on 24 shots in Sunday's 3-1 loss to Philadelphia.

The Flyers' third goal was scored with Holtby on the bench in favour of an extra attacker. The Capitals' goaltender had no chance on either of the Flyer goals. Philadelphia's first goal was tipped in by one of Holtby's teammates while the second goal was just a wicked wrist-shot from Wayne Simmonds. Holtby is now 25-11-9 with a 2.14 goals-against-average and a .925 save percentage.
Feb 8 - 6:00 PM

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PosRoleName
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Brooks Laich
4Michael Latta
5Liam O'Brien
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Marcus Johansson
3Joel Ward
4Jason Chimera
5Aaron Volpatti
RW1Troy Brouwer
2Andre Burakovsky
3Jay Beagle
4Eric Fehr
5Tom Wilson
D1Matt Niskanen
2John Carlson
3Mike Green
4Brooks Orpik
5Karl Alzner
6Dmitry Orlov
7John Erskine
8Jack Hillen
9Cam Schilling
G1Braden Holtby
2Justin Peters