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Lighthouse Hockey Apr 22, 2014
On Braden Holtby: Should the New York Islanders take Washington's goalie...and goalie coach?

On Braden Holtby: Should the New York Islanders take Washington's goalie...and goalie coach?

Take the goalie, grab his coach just to be sure? What really happened to Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby this year? And would the New York Islanders truly have interest in rescuing him? The former is a question worth pursuing if the latter has any chance of happening. Here is the Capitals' former goalie coach, discussing why he was let go last summer, as quoted in Katie Carerra's autopsy of the Capitals for the Washington Post: "Adam did not agree with how I coach, both in my methods and the content of what I coached," Prior said from his home in Ontario. "My inflexibility was...
Washington Post Apr 19, 2014

Changes cost Capitals goalie Braden Holtby his confidence

Through the first three seasons of his burgeoning NHL career, the most distinguishing characteristic about Braden Holtby wasn’t his puckhandling skills or his aggressive, never-say-die nature in net, but his unrelenting confidence. Read full article >>
Rotoworld Apr 17, 2014

Braden Holtby blames changes for struggles - Braden Holtby (G) Washington Capitals

Braden Holtby suggested that his struggles this season were partially caused by changes the coaching staff wanted him to make.
CSN Washington Apr 16, 2014

Braden Holtby says changes resulted in second guessing

Braden Holtby says the changes to his game took away his natural instincts. He says lessons were learned.
CSN Washington Apr 14, 2014

Holtby: " I didn't do a good enough job" (VIDEO)

There was a lot of competition for time between the pipes and Braden Holtby takes responsibility for "not doing a good enough job".
CSN Washington Apr 12, 2014

Braden Holtby: 'We hear the rumblings'

Braden Holtby says he was on the same page as goaltending coach Olie Kolzig all season. Catch his final start of the season Sunday at 3 p.m. on CSN.
CSN Washington Apr 10, 2014

Holtby: Mood "a little different" after Caps' elimination (VIDEO)

Since Washington's elimination from the playoffs, goalie Braden Holtby says the mood has been "different" despite the team's win on Thursday night.

Open thread: Capitals at Blues

ST. LOUIS — Jaroslav Halak isn’t “100 percent comfortable” facing his former team so the Capitals will start Braden Holtby (21-15-3, 2.99 goals-against average, .911 save percentage) against the Blues. It will mark Holtby’s first set of consecutive starts since March 5-6 and it couldn’t come at a more important time for Washington. The Capitals […]

Braden Holtby to face Blues; Jaroslav Halak not ‘comfortable’ facing former team

ST. LOUIS – A little over a month after he was traded by the Blues to the Buffalo Sabres, Jaroslav Halak returns to the city he played in for the past three and a half years. But he won’t start tonight against St. Louis. Braden Holtby will start as the Capitals attempt to keep their […]
Washington Post Apr 5, 2014

Caps Insider: Open thread: Capitals at Islanders

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Braden Holtby (20-15-3, 2.99 goals-against average, .910 save percentage) gets the nod against the Islanders and will be opposed by Evgeni Nabokov (14-14-7, 2.82 goals-against average, .904 save percentage). New York’s veteran netminder has a long history of success against the Capitals in his career going 13-2-3 with a .923 save percentage and 2.19 goals-against average in 18 appearances against them. Read full article >>    

Open thread: Capitals at Islanders

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Braden Holtby (20-15-3, 2.99 goals-against average, .910 save percentage) gets the nod against the Islanders and will be opposed by Evgeni Nabokov (14-14-7, 2.82 goals-against average, .904 save percentage). New York’s veteran netminder has a long history of success against the Capitals in his career going 13-2-3 with a .923 save percentage […]    
Fantasy Hockey Scouts Mar 30, 2014

Sunday's Fantasy Hockey News

A fantasized look at all the NHL action from Saturday night. Bruins 4, Capitals 2: The Little Iginla that Could scored two goals, reaching 30 for the season, while teammates Carl Soderberg and Patrice Bergeron rounded out the scoring for Boston. Braden Holtby valiantly tried to keep Washington in the game, but the Capitals now find themselves at risk of missing the playoffs for the first time since 2007. Maybe if Alex Ovechkin had less #FOMOH and more even-strength goals (dude hasn't scored off the power-play in 14 games), this would be a different story. Avalanche 3, Sharks 2: Behind...
CSN Washington Mar 29, 2014

Strong opening period for Holtby

Despite being down 3-0 in the 2nd, the Caps got a strong opening period out of Braden Holtby.
Washington Post Mar 29, 2014

Caps Insider: Open thread: Capitals vs. Bruins

With a chance to move back into a playoff spot on the line Saturday afternoon, the Capitals will turn to Braden Holtby in net against the Bruins. Holtby (20-14-3, 2.96 goals-against average, .912 save percentage) started both of the previous meetings between the two teams this season and has a strong track record against the Bruins. In five regular-season appearances against Boston, Holtby is 4-1 with a .940 save percentage and 2.13 goals-against and that’s without counting his stellar showing against them in a seven-game first-round series in 2012. Read full article >>    
CSN Washington Mar 29, 2014

Holtby gets call vs. Bruins; Hillen, Grabovski out

Adam Oates is hoping Braden Holtby can frustrate the Bruins the way he did in two others starts against them this season. Catch the action at 12:30 on CSN.

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