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CSN Washington 9 hours ago

Trotz plans on riding Holtby until Caps clinch

The Caps can move closer to clinching a playoff spot with a win tonight over the Devils, and to do so, Barry Trotz will continue to lean on Braden Holtby.
Japers' Rink Mar 24, 2015

Tuesday Caps Clips: The Search for Secondary Scoring

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Where has all the scoring gone, Orlov gets closer, Orpik is about to get Dad Strength and more. Your savory breakfast links: What goes up must come down - true of gravity and, apparently, last week for the Caps. [Rink, RMNB] News and assorted whatnot from yesterday out at Kettler: In general. [Monumental video (Trotz, Green, Niskanen, Alzner), WaPo, CSNW] The team's secondary scoring has dried up and "Alex and Nick and pray Braden doesn't give up... anything" is probably not a formula for sustained winning. [Rink, CSNW, Stars &...
Japers' Rink Mar 23, 2015

Capital Ups and Downs, Week 24: Kuz He Can, Kuz Does

The latest edition of our weekly (plus a day) look at individual Washington Capitals ups and downs. Your weekly (plus a day) look at individual Washington Capitals' ups and downs: Goalies Trend Notes Braden Holtby Picked up his 33rd, 34th and 35th win of the season before facing defeat in Winnipeg, giving up just eight goals (six at even strength) in the process. He also picked up his eighth shutout of the season, good for second-best in the League, and continues to look solid... even when at times the team in front of him has not. At this point, that's no more than what we expect...
Hockey Wilderness Mar 19, 2015

Capitalized at the X: Wild Rally Twice, Come Up Short

Wild can't best Braden Holtby and Capitals. Alex Ovechkin proved to be the difference on the scoresheet as the Wild fall in regulation. The Wild came up short in a tightly contested game in which they battled to within 1 of the Capitals twice, but were unable to tie the game.  The Wild looked dangerous all night long, but couldn't finish against Braden Holtby.  There were periods of low activity early in the game, but penalties had a major role in the outcome of the game, but the PK continues to roll.  Mike Yeo may find a reason to insert Jordan Schroeder following the loss and heading...
Japers' Rink Mar 19, 2015

Tonight's 8-Bit Capitals Lines: Wheel O'Blueliners

Per Mike Vogel, the Caps will get one bruised blueliner back in the lineup tonight... but another may be coming out. Brooks Orpik makes his return after sitting out the last two weeks, sliding into his old spot alongside John Carlson, while Tim Gleason appears to be out with an upper-body injury. Michael Latta also seems set to make his return, which means the lines and defensive pairings (in front of Braden Holtby, natch) should look something like this: Alex Ovechkin - Nicklas Backstrom - Marcus Johansson Curtis Glencross - Evgeny Kuznetsov - Troy Brouwer Jason Chimera - Eric...
Japers' Rink Mar 19, 2015

The Noon Number: Whitewash-ington

A look at the Caps' number one netminder's ability to almost singlehandedly win games 16 - Number of shutouts for Braden Holtby since the start of the 2012-13 season, tied for most in the League over that span with Carey Price (in 14 fewer starts than Price). Over the same stretch, Holtby is 11th in the NHL in starts.
CSN Washington Mar 18, 2015

Holtby still holds relationship with and respect for Olaf Kolzig

Despite now living far away from each other, former Caps goalie coach Olaf Kolzig still shares advice with Braden Holtby.
CSN Washington Mar 16, 2015

Holtby gets the against lowly Sabres

Braden Holtby has not won on consecutive nights all season. He'll get another chance tonight in Buffalo. Catch the action on CSN-plus.
CSN Washington Mar 16, 2015

Holtby, Kolzig continue relationship from afar

Once a coach on the Capitals' staff, Olaf Kolzig remains in contact with Caps' netminder Braden Holtby despite now living several states away.
Japers' Rink Mar 12, 2015

Thursday Caps Clips: Rivalry Slight

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps drop one to the Rangers, who take the lead in the Eastern Conference, and Jay Beagle leaves the game with an upper-body injury. Your savory breakfast links: Recaps of a loss from us, Vogs (plus game notes), Monumental video (Trotz, Holtby, Niskanen, Glencross, Ovechkin, AV, NYR room, 40th Anniversary tribute - Adam Oates), NHL.com, AP, WaPo (gamer, blog), CSNW (gamer, blog), Frankovic, DSP (plus three stars), Caps Outsider, RMNB and from the Rangers' end of the ice, Blueshirt Banter and NYPost. Get well...
Japers' Rink Mar 11, 2015

Backwards Slapshot: The Red Braden

Why Braden Holtby has been so incredible this year By now, we're familiar with Braden Holtby's pregame routine, (and now Tim Gleason's) but it seems goalie coach Mitch Korn has embraced it and even encouraged his goalie to add to it... For more Backwards Slapshot comics, visit the section dedicated to the lighter side of the Caps [link].
Japers' Rink Mar 11, 2015

The Noon Number: Shouldering the Burden

A look at Braden Holtby's workload this season 57 - Number of starts in net for Braden Holtby this season, tied for the lead among all netminders with New Jersey's Cory Schneider. The duo are also tied for total appearances, with each spelling their backups once this year for a total of 58 games played. No goalie has played as many minutes as Holtby, who has racked up 3407:48 in ice time (and counting). All signs point to him moving into the League-lead when he makes his 58th start - and 59th appearance - as the Caps host the Rangers tonight.
Washington Post Mar 5, 2015

Alex Ovechkin sits, Curtis Glencross scores, but Wild rally to overtake Capitals, 2-1

Once again, goaltender Braden Holtby had become the Washington Capitals’ eraser of mistakes, thelast line of defense when coverage crumpled. Now he stood frozen in the crease, wondering how Thursday night had suddenly slipped away. He looked down and checked his glove. He stared up at the video screen. He looked anywhere but inside the net, where the decisive puck in a 2-1 loss to the Minnesota Wild had gone after slipping under the sleeve of his sweater.Read full article >>
Japers' Rink Mar 4, 2015

The Noon Number: Holtbreakout

A look at the Caps' number one netminder's magnificent season so far 31 - Number of wins for Braden Holtby on the season, tied for seventh-most by a Caps netminder in a single season. Here's the top-10: Rank Goalie Season Wins 1. Olaf Kolzig 1999-00 41 2. Olaf Kolzig 2000-01 37 3. Jim Carey 1995-96 35 4. Olaf Kolzig 1997-98 33 Olaf Kolzig 2002-03 33 6. Jose Theodore 2008-09 32 7. Olaf Kolzig 2001-02 31 Braden Holtby 2014-15 31 9. Jose Theodore 2009-10 30 10. Don Beaupre 1991-92 29 Holtby's breakout season (so far) also includes the second-most shutouts in team...
Japers' Rink Mar 2, 2015

Monday Caps Clips: Topping Toronto; Trade Deadline Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Captain collects goals 40 & 41 plus a share of the League scoring lead, Tim Gleason makes his Caps debut, the team trades for Curtis Glencross and more. Your savory breakfast links: The trade deadline is today at 3pm Eastern time. Follow all the trade deadline news here... [Rink] ... and see below for details of the Caps' acquisition of Curtis Glencross from Calgary.  Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's win from us, Vogs (plus game notes), Monumental video (Trotz, Ovechkin, Holtby, Gleason, Beagle, Mike Ridley 40th...

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