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Braden Holtby | Goalie | #70

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/16/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 211
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 4 (93) / WAS
Contract: view contract details

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Braden Holtby allowed one goal on 29 shots in Tuesday's 2-0 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Toronto's second goal was scored into an empty net. Holtby managed to keep the Maple Leafs' high-flying offense off the board through more than 45 minutes, but Connor Brown eventually figured him out early in the third period. Holtby's record drops to 3-2-0 on the season. He'll enter his next start with a 2.19 goals-against-average and a .931 save percentage. Oct 17 - 9:54 PM

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Braden Holtby will get the start in Tuesday's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Holtby was rested in Saturday's loss to the Flyers, so he should be fresh coming into tonight's game. He owns a 2-1-0 record with a 2.47 goals-against-average and a .923 save percentage this season.
Oct 17 - 3:19 PM

Braden Holtby allowed two goals on 23 shots in Friday's 5-2 win over the New Jersey Devils.

One of the two goals he allowed was scored while the Capitals were shorthanded. The victory improves Holtby's record to 2-1-0 this season. He'll go into his next game with a 2.47 goals-against-average and a .923 save percentage. If he stays healthy, the Capitals goaltender will be one of the two or three best fantasy options at his position.
Oct 13 - 10:08 PM

Look for Braden Holtby to play between the pipes on Friday.

Holtby has a 2.62 GAA and .925 save percentage in three starts so far. Given that he's likely starting tonight, Philipp Grubauer will probably get the nod on Saturday.
Oct 13 - 12:08 PM

Braden Holtby stopped 33 of 36 shots faced in the Capitals' 3-2 loss to their rival Penguins on Wednesday night.

It was a weird night for Holtby, who received a strange Delay Of Game penalty in the opening frame and was later bowled over by Sidney Crosby to no call. The game was close on the scoresheet but could've been a lot worse for the Capitals if it wasn't for Holtby's solid performance, keeping his team in the game with key saves. The Caps' goaltender drops to 2-1-0 on the season with a 2.62 goals-against average and a .925 save percentage.
Oct 11 - 10:38 PM

Look for Braden Holtby to start Wednesday night.

Holtby will be looking for his third straight win to open the season. He's posted a 2.40 GAA and .930 save percentage in two starts.
Oct 11 - 2:30 PM

Braden Holtby made 38 saves in a 6-1 win over Montreal on Saturday.

It was a lopsided final score, but Holtby was excellent in the contest. The Canadiens outshot the Capitals 32-9 after the first period, but Holtby wouldn't let them back into the game. The Washington netminder has a 2-0-0 record to start the year with a 2.40 GAA and a .930 save percentage.
Oct 7 - 10:46 PM

It hasn't been confirmed yet, but Braden Holtby should get the start Saturday night against the Canadiens.

He is coming off a 5-4 shootout win over the Senators in which he stopped 28 shots. Holtby is one of the NHL's very best goalies, if not the best, and should be a lineup staple in all fantasy leagues in which he is owned.
Oct 7 - 11:46 AM

Braden Holtby allowed four goals on 32 shots in Thursday's 5-4 shootout win over the Ottawa Senators.

The Senators were up 3-1 and 4-3 in the third period, but they were unable to come away with the victory. This clearly wasn't Holtby's best game, but he'll be one of the top three goalies in fantasy when it's all said and done. Holtby will enter his next start with a 3.69 goals-against-average and a .875 save percentage. Those numbers will improve as the season goes on.
Oct 5 - 11:03 PM

Braden Holtby will start in goal for the Washington Capitals against the Ottawa Senators tonight.

Remarkably, Holtby posted the best statistical numbers of his career last season and still wasn't able to come away with back-to-back Vezina trophies. The Capitals lost a couple of pieces during the off-season but he remains amongst the league's elite fantasy netminders. In 10 career games against the Senators, he boasts a 6-3-1 record with a 1.90 goals against average and a .938 save percentage. Fire him up in your fantasy lineups tonight.
Oct 5 - 6:30 PM

Braden Holtby allowed four goals on 33 shots in Wednesday's 4-1 loss to the New Jersey Devils.

The Devils did all of their damage in the opening period. It wasn't a pretty performance from the Capitals, but preseason games don't mean a thing. Holtby heads into the season as one of the top three fantasy goalies in the league.
Sep 27 - 10:40 PM

Braden Holtby allowed two goals on 22 shots in Friday's 4-0 loss to the St. Louis Blues.

Holtby played 40 minutes in this game. He was replaced by Phoenix Copley. Don't let tonight's result disappoint you, Holtby is heading into this season as one of the top three fantasy goalies in the NHL. The 28-year-old had a 42-13-6 record with a 2.07 goals-against-average and a .925 save percentage in 2016-17.
Sep 22 - 10:11 PM

Braden Holtby is happy to see so many open roster spots in Washington's lineup.

The Capitals lost a number of veteran pieces this summer, as Justin Williams, Marcus Johansson and Karl Alzner are no longer with the organization. "It’ll be nice, especially in training camp, to have some spots open, to create a little more intensity," Holtby said. "The last few years we’ve basically had our roster, and everyone knew that. Guys were fighting for call-ups. This year, with so many roster spots open, it should really prepare us for Game 1." One roster that isn't up for grabs is Holtby's. He's the undisputed number one goalie in Washington.
Aug 24 - 2:31 PM

The Washington Capitals have protected 11 players in the expansion draft.

They include Nicklas Backstrom, Andre Burakovsky, Tom Wilson, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Alex Ovechkin, Lars Eller, Marcus Johansson, Dmitry Orlov, John Carlson, Matt Niskanen and Braden Holtby. The Golden Knights will likely decide between Philipp Grubauer and Nate Schmidt as to who they will select from Washington.
Jun 18 - 11:47 AM

Braden Holtby kicked out 26 of 28 shots in a 2-0 loss to Pittsburgh in Game 7 Wednesday night.

Holtby was solid in this one even if the Capitals were eliminated. It's nevertheless a disappointing end to what had been a great season for him. Which also pretty much sums up the Capitals in general this season and is unfortunately a narrative that has become all-too-common there.
May 10 - 10:25 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Lars Eller
4Jay Beagle
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Brett Connolly
3Tyler Graovac
4Jakub Vrana
5Nathan Walker
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Andre Burakovsky
3Tom Wilson
4Alex Chiasson
5Devante Smith-Pelly
D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
3Dmitry Orlov
4Brooks Orpik
5Taylor Chorney
6Christian Djoos
7Madison Bowey
8Aaron Ness
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer