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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 blocked 39 shots in a 4-3 overtime win over Columbus in Game 5 on Saturday afternoon.
Holtby has been excellent since he replaced Philipp Grubauer in Washington's first-round series against the Blue Jackets. He has won each of his three starts to give the Capitals a 3-2 series lead. Apr 21 - 6:35 PM

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Braden Holtby will be in the crease for Game 5 against Columbus on Saturday afternoon.

Holtby is coming off a pair of road wins versus the Blue Jackets and will be looking for the first victory at home for either team in the series. He has a 2-1 record with 1.33 goals-against average and .940 save percentage this postseason.
Apr 21 - 2:44 PM

Braden Holtby has the second best playoff save percentage of all time.

Holtby stands at .932, just behind Tim Thomas' .933. Who says the Washington netminder isn't a big-game player? Look for Holtby to be between the pipes Saturday afternoon for Game 5 against Columbus.
Apr 21 - 12:17 PM

Braden Holtby turned aside 23 of 24 shots in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Holtby blanked the Blue Jackets for more than two periods, but he eventually surrendered a goal to Boone Jenner early in the third frame. After dropping back-to-back home games to open the series, the Capitals have managed to tie the series at two with two straight road wins in Columbus. Holtby now has a 2-1 record with a 1.32 goals-against-average and a .940 save percentage this postseason. Game 5 will be played in Washington on Saturday afternoon.
Apr 19 - 11:30 PM

Braden Holtby will get the start in Game 4 against the Blue Jackets on Thursday.

Holtby and the Caps are coming off a double-overtime win in Game 3. He has a 1-1 record with a 1.48 goals-against-average and a .930 save percentage this postseason.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 19 - 6:14 PM

Braden Holtby allowed two goals on 35 shots during Tuesday's 3-2 double-overtime win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The Caps had a 1-0 lead in the second period when Holtby gave up a weak goal to Columbus' Pierre-Luc Dubois. Washington ended up going ahead 2-1 thanks to a power-play goal (5-on-3) by John Carlson, but Artemi Panarin eventually tied the game up at two in the third period. There were some nervous moments for the Capitals in overtime, but they managed to survive those. Lars Eller eventually scored a fluky game-winning goal in the second OT period. Holtby now has a 1-1 record with a 1.48 goals-against-average and a .930 save percentage this postseason. The Capitals now trail this best-of-seven series 2-1. Game 4 will be played in Columbus on Thursday night.
Apr 17 - 11:54 PM

Braden Holtby will be between the pipes for Game 3 on Tuesday night.

Holtby saw his first action of the series against Columbus in Game 2 Sunday after Philipp Grubauer was pulled. He allowed the overtime winner by Matt Calvert of the Blue Jackets and faced eight shots in the contest. Still, it's not surprising that Holtby is getting the start after Grubauer struggled in the first two games.
Apr 17 - 11:44 AM

The Capitals went back to Braden Holtby in the third period of Game 2 on Sunday night.

Holtby stopped the first seven shots he faced, but allowed the game winner in overtime on the eighth shot that traveled his way. The Caps head to Columbus down two games to none, and with Philipp Grubauer struggling, Holtby might get his chance to be Washington's savior when the series shifts to Ohio.
Apr 15 - 11:43 PM

Coach Barry Trotz has decided who will start in Game 1 on Thursday night against Columbus.

However, he would not tell the media who would play because he had not informed the goaltender. Holtby's struggles following the All-Star break have led many to believe Philipp Grubauer could start when the playoffs begin. Trotz may reveal Thursday's starter on Tuesday.
Apr 9 - 4:03 PM

Braden Holtby allowed three goals on 26 shots in a 5-3 win over the New Jersey Devils.

Holtby has been in a battle with Phil Grubauer for the starting goaltending position heading into the post-season, and tonight was his last chance to impress. He didn't hurt his chances of starting Game 1, but he didn't help them either in a game where the Capitals were quite evidently trying to get captain Alex Ovechkin to 50 goals. Holtby's record will improve to 34-16-4 with a 2.99 goals-against-average and a .907 save percentage. The Capitals will be facing either the Columbus Blue Jackets or the Philadelphia Flyers in the first round.
Apr 7 - 9:51 PM

Braden Holtby will be between the pipes for Saturday's game against the New Jersey Devils.

He has a 33-16-4 record with a 2.99 goals-against-average and a .908 save percentage this season. Holtby has won four of his last five games.
Apr 6 - 9:44 PM

Braden Holtby allowed two goals on 36 shots in Monday's 4-2 win over the St. Louis.

It was a solid night at the office for Holtby, who has slowly started regaining his confidence. The Capitals netminder couldn't be faulted on either goal, as Vladimir Tarsenko was left open in the slot on the first one and Patrik Berglund's shot went off a Capitals blue liner before beating Holtby. He now has a 33-16-4 record with a 2.99 goals-against-average and a .908 save percentage this season. He's rattled off four wins in his last five outings.
Apr 2 - 10:58 PM

Braden Holtby will get the start in Monday's game against the St. Louis Blues.

Holtby didn't play in Sunday's game against the Penguins, so he should be fresh for tonight's clash. He has 32-16-4 record with a 3.01 goals-against-average and a .907 save percentage this season.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 2 - 6:19 PM

Braden Holtby allowed three goals on 29 shots in Friday's 4-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.

The Capitals went up 1-0 early in the second period, but they allowed the 'Canes to score four unanswered goals. The loss puts an end to Holtby's personal three-game winning streak. He now owns a 32-16-4 record with a 3.01 goals-against-average and a .907 save percentage this season.
Mar 30 - 10:00 PM

Braden Holtby will be between the pipes from Friday's game against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Holtby has a 32-15-4 record with a 3.01 goals-against-average and a .907 save percentage this season. The Caps netminder has won each of his last three decisions.
Mar 30 - 6:03 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Lars Eller
4Jay Beagle
5Chandler Stephenson
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Brett Connolly
3Jakub Vrana
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Andre Burakovsky
3Tom Wilson
4Alex Chiasson
5Anthony Peluso
6Devante Smith-Pelly
7Travis Boyd
D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
3Dmitry Orlov
4Brooks Orpik
5Christian Djoos
6Michal Kempny
7Madison Bowey
8Jakub Jerabek
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer
3Pheonix Copley