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CSN Washington 2 hours ago

One moment ruins otherwise masterful Holtby performance

In what was otherwise a masterful performance in net from Braden Holtby, one mistake will define Washington's Game 3 loss to New York on Sunday afternoon.
Washington Post 3 hours ago

Tavares scores 15 seconds into overtime, stakes Islanders to 2-1 lead over Capitals

UNIONDALE, N.Y — The stomach flu that raged inside his body had faded, four days of weak muscles and misery finally gone. But now, amid the din of this booming building, goaltender Braden Holtby stood guard against another invasion. The New York Islanders were everywhere Sunday afternoon, swarming the Washington Capitals’ zone, summoning charge after charge to fluster him. He faced 42 shots, more than ever during the regular season, and endured three Islanders power plays. Already short-handed due to injury, the Capitals were worked breathless deep into the third period. Only Holtby,...
Japers' Rink 5 hours ago

Capitals vs. Islanders Third Period Thread

A tricky deflection beats an otherwise stellar Braden Holtby, and for the third time in the series the Caps trail first. Third period ahead... Tweets from @JapersRink/tweet-tweeters
CSN Washington 7 hours ago

Caps Pulse: Caps look to take series lead as Holtby returns

The Capitals look to take their first series lead as goalie Braden Holtby returns for Game 3 against the Islanders. Join the conversation here as you watch on NBC!
CSN Washington 7 hours ago

Braden Holtby expected to start Game 3

All indications are that Braden Holtby will start for the Capitals in Game 3 with Philipp Grubauer as a backup.
Japers' Rink 10 hours ago

Sunday Caps Clips: Round 1, Game 3 Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The puck drops at noon. Join us, won't you? Your savory breakfast links: Previews of Game Three from Vogs (plus game notes), NHL.com, AP, Stars and Sticks, and be sure to check out our SB Nation frenemies over at Lighthouse Hockey for the other side of today's matchup.  "I don't think there will be any questions." Braden Holtby returned to practice and declared himself fit for duty in the Caps' cage for Game Three. [WaPo, CSNW (and again), WashTimes, NHL.com] It seems likely that defenseman Travis Hamonic will continue to be an injury...
CSN Washington Apr 18, 2015

Trotz hopeful Holtby will be able to return for Game 3

After missing Game 2, it appears goaltender Braden Holtby may be able to return in time for Game 3.
CSN Washington Apr 18, 2015

Holtby back on the ice for Capitals

Braden Holtby returned to practice on Saturday after missing Friday night's game with an illness.
New York Post Apr 18, 2015

Why Jack Capuano says the Islanders didn’t ‘deserve’ to win

WASHINGTON — The Islanders seemingly got a break when the Capitals scratched goalie Braden Holtby with an illness shortly before Game 2. Holtby was replaced by the inexperienced Philipp Grubauer,...
CSN Washington Apr 17, 2015

Without Holtby, Capitals turn to backup in Game 2

The Capitals will be without Braden Holtby in goal during Game 2 against the New York Islanders. They will turn to a backup instead.
CSN Washington Apr 17, 2015

Holtby update: Wait until warmup

Barry Trotz said goaltender Braden Holtby is “definitely” feeling better, but left open the possibility that he could miss tonight’s Game 2 against the Islanders.
CSN Washington Apr 17, 2015

Chuck Gormley updates status of Holtby for Gm. 2

Capitals Insider Chuck Gormley updates the status of Braden Holtby for game two against the New York Islanders.
Washington Post Apr 17, 2015

Caps Insider: Braden Holtby misses morning skate with illness, expected to start Game 2

The shockwave that rippled through the Washington Capitals’ fan base Friday morning had little effect on the players who skated at their Arlington practice facility, hours before their Game 2 matchup against the New York Islanders. Goaltender Braden Holtby had felt sick even before Wednesday’s opener, “under the weather” as several called it, so his absence and the team’s corresponding recall of Hershey starter Philipp Grubauer came as no surprise. Everyone still expected Holtby to start at Verizon Center later that night.Read full article >>
CSN Washington Apr 17, 2015

Barry Trotz provides update on ailing Holtby's status for Game 2

Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby sat out Friday’s morning skate because he is “under the weather.” Coach Barry Trotz provides an update on Holtby's status for Game 2.
Japers' Rink Apr 16, 2015

The Noon Number: Rebound Control

A look at Braden Holtby's ability to bounce back from a shaky start .923 - Braden Holtby's save percentage this season in games after which he allows three or more goals. Coincidentally, this is also Holtby's regular season save percentage. In these such games, Holtby has led the Caps to a 16-8-4 record. Back on November 26, the Islanders dropped 3 on Holtby in what turned out to be an overtime victory for the Isles. Two nights later, Holts allowed 2 goals on 28 shots, and the Caps cruised to a 5-2 win. Here's a breakdown of Holtby's performance in games after he's allowed 3 markers. ...

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