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Braden Holtby | Goalie | #70

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/16/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 217
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 4 (93) / WAS
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Braden Holtby stopped 23 of 26 shots in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Nashville Predators.
The 26-year-old has four straight games and a 6-0-1 record in his last seven contests. Holtby's been the best goaltender in the league this season and that shouldn't change going forward. Holtby has a 34-5-3 record with a 2.08 goals-against-average and a .928 save percentage this season. Feb 9 - 11:23 PM

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Braden Holtby will face Nashville on Tuesday night.

We all know Holtby is a beast against the East, but how is he against the West this season? Pretty darn good, as it turns out. He's 7-1-1 with just 17 goals against.
Feb 9 - 7:02 PM

Braden Holtby was brilliant in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Flyers.

He made 33 of the 35 saves asked of him, including all 10 asked of him on special teams. Holtby has now won his last four decisions, including three straight with only two goals against. His record is now up to 33-5-2 on the season.
Feb 7 - 5:52 PM

Braden Holtby will get the start in Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Note that this game gets underway at 12:00 pm EST. Holtby is coming off a shootout win over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday afternoon. He has a 32-5-3 record with a 2.06 goals-against-average and a .928 save percentage this season.
Feb 7 - 11:11 AM

Braden Holtby is on pace to break the all-time record for wins in a single season.

Holtby earned his 32nd victory in 41 starts on Saturday. Washington has only played in 50 contests, so Holtby is on pace to win 52 contests while the NHL best is 48 wins in a single season, set by Martin Brodeur in 2006-07. "I've definitely followed (Holtby)," Brodeur said. "Any time that a goalie has a special season like that, it's pretty impressive. I like him. I sat down at the draft with (Caps coach Barry Trotz) and we had a lot of conversations about the way he played and the workload. He asked what I thought about it. For me, he reminds me of me a lot. Not the way he plays or whatever, but the way he puts himself out there. He's not scared. He just wants to play. I'm sure he's playing through tons of injuries. He's a warrior out there. He just looks like that. I don't know him and I don't know if he does or not, but he's having a great year and it's not just this year. Last year, he was coming on and he's going to be good for a long time for them."
Feb 7 - 5:40 AM

Braden Holtby stopped 22 of 24 shots in in a 3-2 shootout win over the Devils.

Holtby is 4-0-1 in his last five games and continues to put together a string of great performances. He is the leading candidate for the Vezina trophy and should never be taken out of your lineup. His record is now 32-5-3 in 41 games played.
Feb 6 - 4:36 PM

Braden Holtby will play between the pipes on Saturday afternoon against the New Jersey Devils.

The leading candidate for the Vezina trophy, Holtby should be in your fantasy lineups every time he starts in goal. In 11 career games against the Devils, he is 7-3-1 with .926 save percentage and a 2.10 GAA. He is looking for his 32nd win of the season.
Feb 6 - 12:12 PM

Braden Holtby continued his winning ways on Thursday night, stopping 24 of 26 shots to earn a 3-2 victory over the Islanders.

Holtby now has a spectacular 31-5-3 record this season with a 2.07 goals against average and .929 save percentage. He is certainly one of the top options in the crease in fantasy hockey.
Feb 4 - 11:22 PM

Braden Holtby will play between the pipes on Thursday.

As previously reported, Holtby is also expected to start on Saturday and Sunday. He'll be going for his 31st victory of the season.
Feb 4 - 12:07 PM

Braden Holtby is penciled in to start on Saturday and Sunday.

Capitals coach Barry Trotz hasn't set that plan in stone, but that's the way he's leaning right now. Holtby has a 2.07 GAA and .929 save percentage in 39 games this season.
Feb 4 - 11:40 AM

The Washington Capitals' Braden Holtby is the favorite to be Team Canada's goalie, according to

"With Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price's injury situation muddling his immediate future, Holtby (a native of Saskatchewan) has stormed ahead as the favorite to be Team Canada's No. 1 goalie at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey," the site says. "Price could rebound, recover and regain his status as Canada's top goalie, if not the world's top goalie, but Holtby this season is doing exactly what Price did last season for the Canadiens. He's the frontrunner for the Vezina Trophy and in the conversation for the Hart Trophy."
Feb 1 - 9:06 PM

Braden Holtby turned away eight of the 10 shots he faced during the first half of Sunday's All-Star Game.

Only a sly Erik Karlsson and a dashing Jaromir Jagr were able to beat perhaps the best netminder in the game. Nothing to be ashamed of there.
Jan 31 - 5:54 PM

Braden Holtby has 30 wins this season and a great second half could allow him to break Martin Brodeur's record of 48 wins in a season.

The Capitals have played only 47 games, the least in the NHL, thanks to a couple of postponements due to the snowstorm that struck the Eastern Coast last weekend. Washington plays 35 games in 71 days once the NHL schedule resumes on Tuesday so figure that Holtby will get at least 27 starts, so he needs 19 wins to set the record. He could do it and is now the overwhelming favorite for the Vezina at the break.
Jan 30 - 10:15 AM

Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby recorded 28 saves in regulation and overtime Wednesday night during a 4-3 overtime loss to the visiting Philadelphia Flyers.

It was a tiny blemish on an otherwise glorious season for Holtby. His record is now 30-5-3 -- still not too shabby -- and he has a goals-against average of 2.07. He also has a save percentage of .929. He ranks nowadays as the best goalie in the NHL and so, obviously, he's a keeper in fantasy play.
Jan 27 - 11:20 PM

Braden Holtby will be between the pipes Wednesday night when the Capitals host the Flyers.

Holtby has a sizzling 30-5-2 record and will start his fifth straight. He's sporting a nifty 2.01 goals against average and sporting a .930 save percentage.
Jan 27 - 6:16 PM

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