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Japers' Rink Jun 23, 2016

Thursday Caps Clips: Held by Holtby

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Trophy time! Your savory breakfast links: It was a big night in the NHL hardware department for the Capitals. [Dump’n’Chase, WaPo, CSNMA] Braden Holtby was awarded the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's most outstanding goaltender for the 2015-2016 regular season. [Rink, NHL, RMNB (and again), Puck Daddy, CSNMA] The Whole @Holts170 Crew! #NHLAwards pic.twitter.com/sakrq8A9Vm— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) June 23, 2016 Barry Trotz was awarded the Jack Adams Trophy as the NHL’s outstanding coach for the 2015-2016 regular season. [Rink, NHL,...
CSN Washington Jun 22, 2016

Inside the Numbers: Trotz, Holtby are big winner at NHL Awards

Barry Trotz ran away with Coach of the Year honors and Braden Holtby outdistanced everyone in Vezina voting. That and more breakdown from CSN Capitals Insider Chuck Gormley here.
CSN Washington Jun 22, 2016

Holtby wins Vezina as NHL's top goalie

The NHL confirmed on Wednesday night what Washington and the rest of the hockey world already knew:  Braden Holtby was the best goaltender in the
Japers' Rink Jun 22, 2016

Braden Holtby Wins the 2016 Vezina Trophy

Holtby claims his first Vezina victory after a career-best, record-setting season. Braden Holtby put together a career year, topping personal bests across the board and tying the legendary Martin Brodeur with 48 wins (in just 66 games). Thanks to all of that, he's bringing home the Vezina Trophy, awarded to "the goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at his position - a well-deserved honor for a stellar season from Holtby. Of course, the best way to appreciate the Beast is to see him at work... and it never gets old. Check it out: Dominance on the ice equals dominance in the voting. Just look...
CSN Washington Jun 22, 2016

Trotz wins NHL Coach of the Year award

On Tuesday, Capitals coach Barry Trotz joked with CSN’s Alan May that he’d like to finish third in voting for the Jack Adams Award as
CSN Washington Jun 21, 2016

Johansson's contract may determine Chimera's future

A year ago, contract negotiations for restricted free agents Braden Holtby and Marcus Johansson took so long (each went to arbitration) that Capitals general manager
CSN Philly Jun 13, 2016

Phillies Injury Update: Maikel Franco day to day with mild right knee sprain

Maikel Franco will miss Mondays game and is considered day to day with a mild right knee sprain, while Vince Velasquez will be reevaluated Tuesday. By Dhiren Mahiban
CSN Philly Jun 13, 2016

Vigil for Victims of Orlando Massacre Held in New Hope

A candlelight vigil was held in New Hope, Pennsylvania for the 49 people killed in a shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando over the weekend.Photo Credit: Joseph Kaczmarek
CSN Philly Jun 13, 2016

Matt Klentak on Zach Eflin: 'We think he's ready for the next step'

Matt Klentak talks about Zach Eflins development and call up to the Phillies.
Japers' Rink Jun 9, 2016

Thursday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: seasons in review, looking in evil places for forward depth and more. Your savory breakfast links: 2015-16 in review: T.J. Oshie. [Rink, RMNB] Taylor Chorney. [WaPo] Andre Burakovsky. [CSNMA] More on how Braden Holtby is making us all proud by participating in this weekend's Pride Parade in DC, and how he hopes to do more going forward. [WaPo, AP, Metro Weekly, Outsports, Washington Blade] Down 3-0 in the Calder Cup Final, the Hershey Bears are very quickly running out of time to get back into the series. [Patriot-News] The Caps will be...
Japers' Rink Jun 8, 2016

Wednesday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Braden Holtby will Rock the Rainbow, the Bears are prepping for a crucial Game Four, season reviews continue and more. The Hershey Bears are down three games to none and must wait until Saturday to get their shot at reversing the trend. [Dump'n'Chase] Also on Saturday - Braden Holtby, Slapshot, and a bevy of Monumental employees will Rock the Rainbow in the Capital Pride Parade. [Caps Today, @CapitalPrideDC, DC Sports Bog, CBS DC, Sporting News, CSNMA, Stars&Sticks] The season in review for: Brooks Orpik. [Rink, RMNB] Dmitry Orlov. [S&S] Matt...
Japers' Rink May 31, 2016

Japers' Rink Radio Episode 4: Talking Goalies

Braden Holtby tied the NHL record for wins in a single season by a goaltender but is he worthy of the Veizna? First off, we are now on iTunes, so listening to us just got a lot easier! As for this episode, we're joined by goalie guru, Hockey Graphs writer and creator of Adjusted Goals Saved Above Average (adjGSAA), Nick Mercadante. We spend the first part of the episode focusing on Braden Holtby, Matt Murray and Michal Neuvirth, and later try to answer one of hockey's great questions: are the Capitals always running into "hot goalies" or are they doing something to boost the save...
Habs Eyes On The Prize May 27, 2016

World Cup of Hockey: What would Canada's second and third teams look like

There was so much talent left at home by Team Canada, we couldn't stand idly by and watch it go to waste. So much talk today will be about who was left off of Team Canada's World Cup of Hockey roster instead of who was named to it. So we decided to take a look at the B and C teams of Team Canada if they were send them to the World Cup of Hockey. While Team North America didn't really hurt the USA or Canada's roster, they definitely hurt Canada's secondary options. No player eligible for that team (23 or under) will be considered for these teams. Goaltending With Carey Price, Braden Holtby...
Japers' Rink May 27, 2016

2015-16 Rink Wrap: Braden Holtby

From Alzner to Winnik, we're taking a look at and grading the 2015-16 season for every player who laced 'em up for the Caps for a significant number of games during the campaign, with an eye towards 2016-17. Next up, Braden Holtby. Japers' Rink Player Card (click for a hi-res version, and a glossary of terms used in this post can be found here; data via NHL.com, war-on-ice.com, General Fanager and Stats.HockeyAnalysis.com): Holtby's Season, Game-by-Game (via HockeyViz, explained here): Holtby's 10-Game Rolling 5v5 Save Percentage for...

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