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Braden Holtby | Goalie | #70

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/16/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 217
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 4 (93) / WAS
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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

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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

As expected, Braden Holtby will play between the pipes in Game 7 Wednesday night.

It would have been quite the surprise if Holtby didn't get the nod. He held the Penguins to just two goals in each of his last two starts, though he only faced 22 and 18 SOG in Games 5 and 6 respectively.
May 10 - 7:30 PM

Washington goalie Braden Holtby faced only 18 shots in the Capitals' 5-2 triumph over the Penguins in Game 6 of their Second Round playoff series Monday night.

The Pens could manage only nine shots on Holtby in the first two periods of a game that was thoroughly dominated by the Caps, who were up 5-0 until late in the third. Holtby improved his postseason record to 7-5, with a goals-against average of 2.49 and a save percentage of .908. Game 7 of this series is set for Wednesday night in Washington. and Holtby will surely get the start again.
May 8 - 10:55 PM

Braden Holtby was amazing Saturday, especially in the third period in Washington's 4-2 win over Pittsburgh.

The Capitals were down 2-1 heading into the third and on the verge of elimination when Holtby shut the door on the Penguins. "I thought Holts really stepped it up," coach Barry Trotz said. "We got a lot of energy from those saves that he made. In the third, obviously they had a push when we got up a couple there, and I thought he was huge. He made a couple of saves—especially the one Bonino—and they were real uplifting for our bench." Holtby now has a 6-5 record with a 2.54 goals-against-average and a .909 save percentage this postseason.
May 7 - 8:08 AM

Braden Holtby turned aside 20 of 22 shots in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Penguins.

The Capitals were down 2-1 heading into the third period, but thanks to goals by Nicklas Backstrom, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Alex Ovechkin, they were able to jump ahead 4-2. Caps fans should be encouraged by what they saw from Holtby in the third period. Washington's goalie came up with a number of key saves over the final 20 minutes to keep his team ahead in the game. If Holtby can keep rolling in Game 6, the Capitals will have a great chance of forcing a seventh and deciding game. Holtby now has a 6-5 record with a 2.54 goals-against-average and a .909 save percentage this postseason. Game 6 will be played in Pittsburgh on Monday night.
May 6 - 10:19 PM

Braden Holtby will get the nod in Game 5 against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night.

It's do or die for the Caps, as one more loss will eliminate them from the playoffs. Holtby comes into tonight's game with a 5-5 record, a 2.59 goals-against-average and a .909 save percentage in the postseason.
May 6 - 4:43 PM

Braden Holtby allowed three goals on 18 shots in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Stop us if you've heard this before, the Capitals have followed up a tremendous regular season with a disappointing performance in the playoffs. They're now one loss away from being knocked out in the second round. Holtby now owns a 5-5 record with a 2.59 goals-against-average and a .909 save percentage. The Caps will try to stay alive as the series shifts back to Washington for Game 5 on Saturday night.
May 3 - 10:52 PM

Braden Holtby will be between the pipes for Game 4 against Pittsburgh on Wednesday night.

The Capitals head into tonight's game trailing 2-1 in the best-of-seven series. Holtby owns a 5-4 record with a 2.54 goals-against-average and a .914 save percentage this postseason.
May 3 - 6:27 PM

Washington goalie Braden Holtby turned in a solid performance during the Capitals' 3-2 overtime victory over the Penguins in Game 3 of their playoff series in Pittsburgh Monday night.

Holtby made 28 saves against the Pens, a stark contrast from the Caps' 5-2 loss to Pittsburgh last Saturday, when Holtby stopped only 11 of the 14 shots he faced. The Pens sent the game Monday into overtime when they scored twice on Holtby with an extra attacker in the final two minutes of the third period. But, overall, Holtby was much more reliable and more reminiscent of the way he played in the regular season, when he helped the Caps to first-place status. Holtby went into Monday's game with an .829 save percentage in his previous two games against Pittsburgh, both losses.
May 1 - 11:29 PM

Braden Holtby will start Game 3 against Pittsburgh and there will be plenty of eyes on him.

He has posted an .829 save percentage in two games versus the Penguins in Round 2 of the playoffs and will need to be much better. The Capitals don't have any room for error Monday night because they trail Pittsburgh 2-0 in the best-of-seven series.
May 1 - 6:18 PM

Washington coach Barry Trotz told reporters that Braden Holtby would start in Game 3 Monday.

Despite pulling Braden Holtby in Game 2 after the Vezina finalist allowed three goals on three odd-man rushes, Trotz will sink or swim with him. We think it's the right call. Said Trotz when asked if Holtby would start Monday night: "Absolutely, why would you think otherwise? No question he's our goaltender. Expect him to start tomorrow."
Apr 30 - 12:12 PM

Braden Holtby stopped just 11 of 14 shots in a 5-2 loss to the Penguins in Game 2 on Saturday.

After surrendering three goals over 40 minutes, Holtby was on the bench for the third frame. Philipp Grubauer took over, but only turned aside seven of nine shots. The Capitals just haven't been able to contain the Penguins so far and as a consequent they're now down 2-0 with the series heading to Pittsburgh.
Apr 29 - 11:34 PM

Braden Holtby will get the nod in Game 2 Saturday night.

Holtby led the Capitals out for the pregame warmups. Not that there was ever any doubt that he would start. Holtby has a 2.46 GAA and .919 save percentage in seven playoff starts.
Apr 29 - 7:52 PM

Braden Holtby allowed three goals on 21 shots in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Holtby kept the Penguins off the board in the first period, but Sidney Crosby got the better of him twice in the first 1:04 of the second period. The Capitals managed to tie the game thanks to goals by Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov, but Nick Bonino's third-period goal allowed the Pens to regain the lead. Holtby now owns a 4-3 record with a 2.46 goals-against-average and a .919 save percentage this postseason. The Capitals will look to even up the series at home on Saturday night.
Apr 27 - 11:17 PM

Depth Charts

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