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The Hockey Writers Jun 16, 2018

Braden Holtby & the Making of a Champion

Early April 2012. The Capitals are a victory away from clinching a playoff berth. However, things fall flat when Marco Sturm lands awkwardly on Michal Neuvirth’s pad, injuring Washington’s starter. Both he and Tomas Vokoun are out heading into the playoffs, leaving a baby-faced Braden Holtby as their starter. He was 22 at the time, […] The post Braden Holtby & the Making of a Champion appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
The Hockey Writers Jun 12, 2018

Goalie Workloads and the Stanley Cup

The recent Stanley Cup Final featured a goalie matchup between Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals and Marc-Andre Fleury of the Vegas Golden Knights. And while many statistics were used to favor one goalie or the other, a surprising statistic favored both. It turns out, Stanley Cup winning goalies aren’t the regular season’s ironman goalies. […] The post Goalie Workloads and the Stanley Cup appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
WTOP Jun 8, 2018

Kuznetsov and Holtby prove just as valuable as Ovechkin

Alex Ovechkin finally got to hoist the Stanley Cup. And then he raised the Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of the Stanley Cup Final. Fellow Russian linemate Evgeny Kuznetsov and goaltender Braden Holtby certainly did some heavy lifting of their own.
Detroit Free Press Jun 8, 2018
2018 NHL Stanley Cup finals: Capitals win! Game 5 observations

2018 NHL Stanley Cup finals: Capitals win! Game 5 observations

For the first time in the 43-year history of the team, the Washington Capitals raised Lord Stanley’s Cup.        
CBC News Jun 8, 2018
Kuznetsov, Holtby invaluable in Capitals' charge to franchise's 1st Cup

Kuznetsov, Holtby invaluable in Capitals' charge to franchise's 1st Cup

Alex Ovechkin finally got to hoist the Stanley Cup and then he lifted the Conn Smythe Trophy, recognized the MVP of the Stanley Cup Final. Fellow Russian linemate Evgeny Kuznetsov and goaltender Braden Holtby certainly did their part, too.
SportsDay Jun 7, 2018

Alexander Ovechkin, Washington Capitals win first Stanley Cup with 4-3 win over Vegas Golden Knights

LAS VEGAS -- The Washington Capitals have won their first Stanley Cup.Alex Ovechkin scored midway through the game and Lars Eller had a go-ahead goal with 6:37 left in the third period, lifting the Capitals to a 4-3 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 5 on Thursday night.The expansion Golden Knights closed their record-breaking season with their first four-game losing streak.The Capitals went into the third trailing 3-2 and went ahead after Devante Smith-Pelly and Eller scored 2:31 apart midway through the pivotal period.Braden Holtby, who made a spectacular stick save to help win...
Sportsnet.ca Jun 7, 2018
Ron and Don: Conn Smythe should go to Braden Holtby

Ron and Don: Conn Smythe should go to Braden Holtby

Hockey fans have been treated to some remarkable performances this post-season, making for interesting Conn Smythe conversations all spring. If it were up to Don Cherry, he’d give it to Holtby. The post Ron and Don: Conn Smythe should go to Braden Holtby appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
www.bostonherald.com Jun 6, 2018
Capitals close to shot-blocking their way to Stanley Cup

Capitals close to shot-blocking their way to Stanley Cup

WASHINGTON — The Stanley Cup Final is a block party for the Washington Capitals.For all of Evgeny Kuznetsovs points on offense and Braden Holtbys saves in net, the Capitals are one win away from blocking their way to the Cup. Theyve gotten in front of almost a third of the Vegas Golden Knights shots, blocking with enough smarts and precision to take a 3-1 series lead into Game 5 Thursday.Theres more to blocking shots than just going out there and trying to get hit, Holtby said. Were doing a great job of creating the right layers, guys going out there strategically to know which lane Im...
The Hockey Writers Jun 5, 2018

Evgeny Kuznetsov: The Newest NHL Star

Heading into the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, nobody would have been surprised to see Alexander Ovechkin or Braden Holtby standout for the Washington Capitals. While those two have been great, another player has been the star. Center Evgeny Kuznetsov has flourished in the postseason and has blossomed into a legitimate NHL star. If Kuznetsov […] The post Evgeny Kuznetsov: The Newest NHL Star appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Canes Country Jun 5, 2018
SCF Game 4 Recap: A Landslide Win

SCF Game 4 Recap: A Landslide Win

Game 4 went off the rails late, but the Caps won’t mind: they’re one win away from winning their first Stanley Cup. The Capitals started off Game 4 right where they left off in Game 3: scoring goals. A 6-2 win in Game 4 gives the Capitals a 3-1 series lead and a chance to win the Stanley Cup on Thursday in Las Vegas. But it was the Golden Knights who almost got the game’s first goal. On a power play, James Neal had a wide open net but fired a shot off the post past a diving Braden Holtby. Neal’s missed opportunity cost the Knights a few minutes later when T.J. Oshie opened the...
Second City Hockey Jun 4, 2018
2018 Stanley Cup Final: Game 4 open thread

2018 Stanley Cup Final: Game 4 open thread

Can the Golden Knights even the series? The Vegas Golden Knights will look to even the Stanley Cup Final at 2-2 when they visit the Washington Capitals for Game 4 on Monday at Capital One Arena. The Capitals won 3-1 to take Game 3 and a 2-1 series lead. It’s the first time Vegas has lost consecutive games in the playoffs. The Golden Knights had plenty of offense in Game 3 with 62 shots, but the Capitals blocked 26 of them and goaltender Braden Holtby stopped 21. Vegas has only scored three goals in its two losses in the series. Evgeny Kuznetsov, who left Game 2 with an upper-body injury,...
The Hockey Writers Jun 4, 2018

Holtby Making Case for Conn Smythe

Braden Holtby really struggled during the 2017-18 regular season and put up the worst numbers of his eight-year career with the Capitals. He posted a goals-against average (GAA) of 2.99 and a .907 save percentage (SV%), and failed to win more than 35 games for the first time since the 2013-14 season. As the season […] The post Holtby Making Case for Conn Smythe appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Canes Country Jun 3, 2018
SCF Game 3 Recap: Hail to the Chiefs

SCF Game 3 Recap: Hail to the Chiefs

The Caps are two wins away from the Stanley Cup after a start-to-finish performance left Vegas searching for answers. The Washington Capitals are two wins away from the Stanley Cup as they won their first-ever Final game at home, defeating the Vegas Golden Knights 3-1 in Game 3. Braden Holtby stopped 21 shots and earned third star honors as the Caps took a 2-1 series lead. As was the case with the first two games of this series, the game began with plenty of energy from both teams. An early chance off the stick of Alex Ovechkin on a beautiful pass from Evgeny Kuznetsov was stopped by...
Sportsnet.ca Jun 2, 2018
Ron and Don: Capitals’ Braden Holtby is ‘in a groove’

Ron and Don: Capitals’ Braden Holtby is ‘in a groove’

Don Cherry says goaltender Braden Holtby is playing so well, the ice is tilting in favour of the Washington Capitals. The post Ron and Don: Capitals’ Braden Holtby is ‘in a groove’ appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Second City Hockey Jun 2, 2018
2018 Stanley Cup Final: Game 3 open thread

2018 Stanley Cup Final: Game 3 open thread

The series moves to Capital One Arena. The Washington Capitals seek their first home win in a Stanley Cup Final when they host the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday at Capital One Arena. The Capitals leveled the series with a 3-2 victory in Game 2 on Wednesday. Lars Eller had three points and Braden Holtby made a sprawling save for Washington to hold off Vegas. The Capitals scored all three of their goals after losing center Evgeny Kuznetsov with an upper-body injury he sustained on a hit by Golden Knights defenseman Brayden McNabb. Kuznetsov is questionable for Game 3. Washington is still...

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