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Dec 20, 2014
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Braden Holtby will get the nod Saturday night in New Jersey.
Washington Post Dec 18, 2014

Capitals know they can count on goalie Braden Holtby

On Tuesday night in Florida, the Capitals and the Panthers trekked through a record-breaking 20-round shootout.In the bottom of the fourth, seventh, 10th, 11th and 17th, a save by Braden Holtby would have clinched a Washington victory. In each instance, the Panthers slithered up ice and scored, and Florida ultimately prevailed 2-1.Read full article >>
Japers' Rink Dec 17, 2014

The Noon Number: When Holtby Went Storen

A look at Braden Holtby's inability to close out a win last night 0.3 - Percentage likelihood that Braden Holtby would allow a goal to each of the five shooters he faced last night with a lead in the shootout, based on his career shootout save percentage of 67.9% prior to last night. Put another way, there was roughly a 1-in-291 chance that Holtby would surrender a goal on each of those attempts (which included the first career shootout goals for Derek MacKenzie, Sean Bergenheim and Dylan Olsen). Needless to say, had Holtby stopped any of those five, the Caps would have won... and spared...
Japers' Rink Dec 16, 2014

Tonight's 8-Bit Lines: Ice Cheetah to Face Panthers

Per Mike Vogel, Jason Chimera draws back into the lineup after his one day in the doghouse, which likely means Andre Burakovsky is back out. Other than that, the lines and D pairings remain the same from last game, with Braden Holtby back in net: Alex Ovechkin - Nicklas Backstrom - Tom Wilson Marcus Johansson - Evgeny Kuznetsov - Troy Brouwer Brooks Laich - Eric Fehr - Joel Ward Jason Chimera - Michael Latta - Jay Beagle Brooks Orpik - John Carlson Karl Alzner - Matt Niskanen Nate Schmidt - Mike Green Braden Holtby That leaves Justin Peters backing up...
Washington Post Dec 13, 2014

Caps Insider: Postgame: Capitals’ five-on-three penalty kill ‘the biggest part’ of win over Tampa Bay

Like the casino employee at a craps table, Braden Holtby flung his stick toward the puck and corralled it back, inches before the shot crossed the goal line, inches before the Tampa Bay Lightning found their breakthrough moment Saturday night. The Washington Capitals had stumbled backward, hamstrung by two minor penalties called during the same post-whistle scrum, and now, retreated into a five-on-three penalty kill for two minutes, called upon Holtby to change the game.Read full article >>
CSN Washington Dec 13, 2014

Holtby, penalty kill fuel Caps to big win

With the power play coming up empty, Caps' special teams still got the job done on the penalty kill thanks to Braden Holtby.
Japers' Rink Dec 11, 2014

The Noon Number: Holt-ing Down the Fort

A look at how the Caps' number one netminder is giving the team a chance to win on a regular basis .714 - Braden Holtby's Quality Start Percentage on the season (15 of 21), fourth-highest among goalies with more than a dozen starts and way up from the .558 mark he compiled over the last two seasons. So what is "Quality Start Percentage"? Via HockeyReference: Quality Starts and Quality Start Percentage were developed by Rob Vollman, and are described in his Hockey Abstract. Here is a brief description, but we encourage you to pick up a copy of his book for additional discussion of...

Since tough stretch, Holtby among NHL’s top goalies

Inside the visiting locker room at Amalie Arena, Braden Holtby sat in the corner stall and nodded. Goaltending coach Mitch Korn kneeled beside Holtby and, with the Epix camera crew catching every moment, because they had identified this relationship as among their favorite pre-Winter Classic storylines, shared his thoughts from another strong night. Holtby made 33 saves […]
Japers' Rink Dec 9, 2014

Tonight's 8-Bit Lines: Burakovsky Sits (Again), Green Out (Again)

Per Alex Prewitt, the Caps will go with the status quo - right down to putting Andre Burakovsky in the pressbox - as they get set to face the Lightning. Here's a look at the probable lines and D pairings patrolling the ice in front of Braden Holtby tonight: Alex Ovechkin - Nicklas Backstrom - Tom Wilson Marcus Johansson - Evgeny Kuznetsov - Troy Brouwer Brooks Laich - Eric Fehr - Joel Ward Jason Chimera - Michael Latta - Jay Beagle Brooks Orpik - John Carlson Karl Alzner - Matt Niskanen Jack Hillen - Nate Schmidt Braden Holtby That leaves Justin Peters...
Japers' Rink Dec 8, 2014

Capitals Ups and Downs: Week 9

The latest edition of our weekly look at individual Washington Capitals ups and downs. Your weekly look at individual Washington Capitals' ups and downs: Goalies Trend Notes Braden Holtby Gave up four goals against the Canucks, but didn't get much help from the team in front of him (and turned aside 24 of the 25 shots he faced at even strength). He then followed it up with back-to-back one-goal performances against a couple of Division rivals, throwing in a number of sparkling saves in the process. Worth noting that he faced 96 shots this week - the first time he's seen 30+ shots in...
CSN Washington Dec 5, 2014

Holtby gives Caps reason for optimism

The Capitals arrived in Newark feeling pretty good about themselves, thanks to Braden Holtby.
Japers' Rink Dec 4, 2014

Capitals vs. 'Canes Recap: Fehr Wins the Metropolitan Matchup Late

The Capitals shook off a third period Hurricanes goal to win the game in regulation 2 to 1 thanks to Eric Fehr's late tally and Braden Holtby's stellar play. [GameCenter - Ice Tracker - Game Summary - Event Summary - Shot Report - Faceoff Summary - Play-by-Play - Home TOI - Visitor TOI - Advanced Stats at: war-on-ice, hockeystats, Natural Stat Trick] The Capitals fought through a relatively slow road game in Carolina and ended up capitalizing late to capture the win over their Metropolitan rival Hurricanes. Eric Fehr bagged the game winner with less than four minutes to play and Braden...
Japers' Rink Dec 2, 2014

Tonight's 8-Bit Lines: Bottom-Six Swap

Per Mike Vogel, Barry Trotz is swapping bottom-six left wingers, but the rest of the lines and D-pairings stay the same, so expect the Caps to look something like this in front of Braden Holtby tonight: Alex Ovechkin - Nicklas Backstrom - Tom Wilson Marcus Johansson - Evgeny Kuznetsov - Troy Brouwer Brooks Laich - Eric Fehr - Joel Ward Jason Chimera - Andre Burakovsky - Jay Beagle Brooks Orpik - John Carlson Karl Alzner - Matt Niskanen Jack Hillen - Nate Schmidt Braden Holtby That leaves Justin Peters backing up Holtby, Michael Latta and Liam O'Brien out as...
Japers' Rink Dec 1, 2014

Capitals Ups and Downs: Week 8

The latest edition of our weekly look at individual Washington Capitals ups and downs. Your weekly look at individual Washington Capitals' ups and downs: Goalies Trend Notes Braden Holtby An up-and-down week for Holtby ended on a down note with 20 minutes of ineffective relief in Toronto on the heels of a tremendous outing against the Isles after a decent effort in the week's earlier match-up between the two teams. Obviously a 1-1-1/3.31/.893 week falls far short of the expectations Holtby has set (and just as obviously, that's not all on Holtby). Justin Peters After Saturday...
Washington Post Nov 24, 2014

DC Sports Bog: Watch the Capitals-centric trailer for Epix’s “Road to the NHL Winter Classic”

With the premiere of Epix’s four-episode “Road to the NHL Winter Classic” show approaching, Braden Holtby and his Capitals teammates say they’re excited for fans to get an all-access, behind-the-scenes look at their preparation under first-year Coach Barry Trotz. Read full article >>

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