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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
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Braden Holtby turned aside 28 of 31 shots in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final.
The victory handed the Capitals their first Stanley Cup title in the franchise's 44-year history. Washington had 1-0 and 2-1 leads in the second period of Game 5, but they went into the intermission trailing 3-2. Holtby came up with a number of key saves throughout this game, this series and this postseason run. This is a great way for Holtby's season to end, especially because he had his share of struggles in 2017-18 (he was the backup goalie when the postseason started). Holtby was lights out after being named the starter, again, in Game 3 of their first-round series against Columbus. He finishes the postseason with a 16-7 record, a 2.16 goals-against-average and a .922 save percentage. Jun 8 - 12:09 AM

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Braden Holtby will get the start in Game 5 against the Vegas Golden Knights.

Holtby and the Capitals can hoist the Stanley Cup if they win tonight. He has a 15-7 record with a 2.13 goals-against-average and a .923 save percentage this postseason.
Jun 7 - 7:57 PM

Braden Holtby allowed two goals on 30 shots in Monday's 6-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final.

Holtby was fortunate that the Golden Knights hit a few posts on Monday night, but he still turned in another solid performance. His team built up a 3-0 lead in the first period and they went into the second intermission up 4-0. The Caps netminder owns a 15-7 record with a 2.13 goals-against-average and a .923 save percentage this postseason. The Capitals now have a 3-1 lead in this best-of-seven series, which means they're only one victory away from hoisting the Stanley Cup for the first time in franchise history. They can eliminate the Golden Knights in Vegas on Thursday night.
Jun 4 - 11:34 PM

Braden Holtby, who is expected to get the nod in Game 4 against Vegas, said he has never felt better physically.

"I always feel better when I play more. I definitely feel better now than I did throughout the year, playing less throughout the year. It's just the way my body works," Holtby said. "Obviously, there's wear and tear on you, but it's your job to fight through that." He has never played this late in the season before, but he has rediscovered his groove in the playoffs. Holtby has posted four wins in his last five outings, including two in a row. He has posted a 2.13 goals-against average, .922 save percentage and two shutouts in 21 postseason appearances.
Jun 4 - 2:00 PM

Braden Holtby allowed one goal on 22 shots in Saturday's 3-1 Game 3 win over the Vegas Golden Knights.

Holtby could have had his third shutout of the post-season but he had a terrible giveaway behind his own net when his pass was deflected by Pierre-Edouard Bellemare and ended up right on Tomas Nosek's stick for his fourth of the post-season. Holtby has now won back-to-back games, improving his playoff record to 14-7 with a 2.13 goals-against-average and .922 save percentage. The Capitals now lead the series 2-1 over Vegas with Game 4 scheduled for Monday night.
Jun 2 - 11:27 PM

Braden Holtby is set to start Saturday night's Game 3 matchup against the Vegas Golden Knights.

Holtby is coming into tonight's matchup having won three of his last four games, posting a 1.76 goals-against average, a .944 save percentage with two shutouts. The veteran netminder lit the hockey world on fire when he absolutely robbed Alex Tuch in Game 2 of the tying goal with just over a minute left in regulation with his paddle. Holtby has a 13-7 postseason record so far with a 2.19 goals-against average and .921 save percentage.
Jun 2 - 4:43 PM

Braden Holtby turned aside 37 of 39 shots in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final.

The Capitals went into the third period with a 3-2 lead, but they had to kill off a 5-on-3 power play for 1:09 early in the frame. Holtby was terrific on the kill and he came up with a number of big saves throughout the game, including a miraculous stick save on Alex Tuch with less than two minutes remaining in regulation. Holtby now has a 13-7 record with a 2.19 goals-against-average and a .921 save percentage this postseason. This best-of-seven series is now tied up at one. Game 3 will be played in Washington on Saturday night.
May 30 - 11:27 PM

Braden Holtby is expected to get the start in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Vegas Golden Knights.

Holtby gave up five goals on 33 shots in Washington's Game 1 loss to the Golden Knights on Monday night. He'll need to keep the puck out of the net a little more often if the Caps are going to even up the series. The 28-year-old owns a 12-7 record with a 2.20 goals-against-average and a .919 save percentage this postseason.
Source: NHL.com
May 30 - 6:07 PM

Braden Holtby allowed five goals on 33 shots in Monday's 6-4 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.

It's the first time in three games that Holtby actually allowed the opposition to score at least one goal. Incredibly enough, this game had four lead changes. The Capitals grabbed a 4-3 lead early in the third period, but they allowed the Golden Knights' fourth line to score three consecutive goals, including an empty-netter. Holtby owns a 12-7 record with a 2.20 goals-against-average and a .919 save percentage this postseason. The Capitals trail 1-0 in this best-of-seven series. Game 2 will be played in Vegas on Wednesday night.
May 28 - 11:36 PM

Braden Holtby, who is expected to start Game 1 versus Vegas on Monday, has a shutout streak of 159:27.

Holtby blanked the Tampa Bay Lightning in Games 6 and 7 of the Eastern Conference Final for his first shutouts of the year. He has registered a mark of 12-6 in the postseason with a 2.04 goals-against average and .924 save percentage.
May 28 - 4:15 PM

Braden Holtby turned aside all 29 shots he faced in Wednesday's 4-0 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final.

The Capitals will now move on to play the Vegas Golden Knights in the Stanley Cup Final. Holtby gave up four, three and three goals in Games 3, 4 and 5 of this series, but he managed to keep the Lightning off the board in Games 6 and 7, which is pretty remarkable. The 28-year-old can now put his up-and-down season behind him, as he'll be heading to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in his career. Holtby will head into the next round with a 12-6 record, a 2.04 goals-against-average and a .924 save percentage in the postseason. Game 1 of the final will be played in Vegas on Monday night.
May 23 - 11:18 PM

Braden Holtby will of course be the Capitals' starter for Game 7 Wednesday night.

While Holtby has had some rough patches in the Eastern Conference Final, he came up big in Game 6 with a 24-save shutout. He has a 2.16 GAA and .919 save percentage in 17 playoff games this year.
May 23 - 12:22 PM

Braden Holtby turned aside all 24 shots he faced in Monday's 3-0 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final.

Believe it or not, this was the first shutout of 2017-18 for the Capitals netminder, who came through in the biggest game of the season. The victory puts an end to Holtby's three-game losing skid. He now owns an 11-6 record with a 2.16 goals-against-average and a .919 save percentage in the postseason. This best-of-seven series is now tied up at three. Game 7 will be played in Tampa Bay on Wednesday night. The winner of that game will take on the Vegas Golden Knights in the Stanley Cup Final.
May 21 - 11:18 PM

Braden Holtby, who is expected to start Game 6 against Tampa Bay, will look to halt his three-game losing skid.

Holtby posted a 2.00 goals-against average and .928 save percentage in the first two games of the series when the Capitals won. However, he has struggled in the last three contests with a 3.49 GAA and .844 save percentage. If Holtby and the Capitals can't pull off a victory Monday night then their season is over.
May 21 - 3:08 PM

Braden Holtby allowed three goals on 22 shots in Saturday's 3-2 Game 5 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Holtby gave up a goal 19 seconds into the game and never really recovered. The Lightning followed that goal up with one just under nine minutes later and one 33 seconds into the next period. Holtby has now lost three straight games, allowing 10 goals on 64 shots during those contests. The series will now shift back to Washington on Monday with the Capitals facing elimination. Washington will need some secondary scoring and better goaltending if they wish to turn this series back around in their favor.
May 19 - 10:23 PM

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PosRoleName
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Lars Eller
4Jay Beagle
5Chandler Stephenson
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Brett Connolly
3Jakub Vrana
4Nathan Walker
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2Andre Burakovsky
3Tom Wilson
4Alex Chiasson
5Anthony Peluso
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7Travis Boyd
D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
3Dmitry Orlov
4Brooks Orpik
5Christian Djoos
6Michal Kempny
7Madison Bowey
8Jakub Jerabek
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer
3Pheonix Copley