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Fantasy Update

Jan 13, 2017
Rotoworld
The Capitals have tabbed Braden Holtby to guard their crease against Chicago on Friday.
Jan 12, 2017
Yahoo! Fantasy Hockey
Russian winger Alex Ovechkin scored two goals to surpass the 1,000-point mark as the Washington Capitals on Wednesday won their seventh straight with a 5-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins. "I was thinking about it before the game, everybody's here, it would be nice to get the 1000th point at home," said Ovechkin, who scored his 999th career NHL point Monday in Montreal and had his family and friends at Verizon Center arena. Braden Holtby stopped 30 shots for Washington, who improved to 27-9-5.
FOX Sports Jan 15, 2017
Washington Capitals Get Second Straight Shutout in Victory Over Philadelphia

Washington Capitals Get Second Straight Shutout in Victory Over Philadelphia

The Washington Capitalscontinued their stingy ways on Sunday.In what's becoming a trend, the Washington Capitals shut out an opponent. This time it was the Philadelphia Flyers falling 5-0 at the hands of the Caps. What was different however was the fact that star netminder Braden Holtby was o...

Beagle, Holtby help Capitals rout Blackhawks

Washington’s Jay Beagle scored twice to lead the host Capitals to their eighth consecutive victory, a 6-0 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night. Braden Holtby stopped 24 shots and got the benefit of goaltender interference on Vinne Hinostroza’s would-be goal for his fifth shutout in the team’s past 14 games. The Vezina Trophy winner is 9-2-2 with a 1.34 goals-against average and .950 save percentage in that time. Nick Foligno had a go-ahead power-play goal in the third period for visiting Columbus, which improved to 2-3 since it won 16 in a row. Nash missed eight games...
Rotoworld Jan 13, 2017

Corey Crawford vs Braden Holtby on Friday - Corey Crawford (G) Chicago Blackhawks

It'll be Corey Crawford against Braden Holtby on Friday night in Washington.
Rotoworld Jan 13, 2017

Capitals tab Braden Holtby vs Chicago on Fri - Braden Holtby (G) Washington Capitals

The Capitals have tabbed Braden Holtby to guard their crease against Chicago on Friday.
Second City Hockey Jan 13, 2017
Blackhawks vs. Capitals game preview 2017: Chicago seeks first road win of 2017

Blackhawks vs. Capitals game preview 2017: Chicago seeks first road win of 2017

The Blackhawks look for their fifth straight win. Brent Seabrook is expected to play and Corey Crawford will start when the Chicago Blackhawks visit the Washington Capitals on Friday at Verizon Center. The Hawks have won four straight - all at home - since falling to St. Louis in the Winter Classic on Jan. 2. The Capitals are coming off a 5-2 victory over Pittsburgh, and have now won seven straight. Washington won the first matchup this season on a Marcus Johansson overtime winner Nov. 11. Braden Holtby, who stopped 32 shots and earned the win in the first game, is 20-8-4 with a 1.90...
Yahoo! Fantasy Hockey Jan 12, 2017
Ovechkin passes 1,000 NHL points in Capitals' win

Ovechkin passes 1,000 NHL points in Capitals' win

Russian winger Alex Ovechkin scored two goals to surpass the 1,000-point mark as the Washington Capitals on Wednesday won their seventh straight with a 5-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins. "I was thinking about it before the game, everybody's here, it would be nice to get the 1000th point at home," said Ovechkin, who scored his 999th career NHL point Monday in Montreal and had his family and friends at Verizon Center arena. Braden Holtby stopped 30 shots for Washington, who improved to 27-9-5.
Japers' Rink Jan 11, 2017
Holtbeast Returns: A Closer Look at Braden Holtby’s Stellar Start

Holtbeast Returns: A Closer Look at Braden Holtby’s Stellar Start

Why Holtby’s first half of the 2016-17 season should once again have him headlining the Vezina discussion Nearly seven months ago, Braden Holtby was announced to the hockey world as the 2015-16 Vezina Trophy winner as the League’s best goalie - an award he won comfortably, fueled by his record-tying 48 wins, strong 2.20 goals-against average and .922 save percentage. He’s been better so far this season. It’s a trend we started talking about a few months ago, but as the season drifts toward the halfway point, it’s become even more clear that Holtby’s 2016-17 season is leaving...
Japers' Rink Jan 10, 2017
Alex Ovechkin and Braden Holtby Named to 2017 All-Star Game

Alex Ovechkin and Braden Holtby Named to 2017 All-Star Game

The Caps’ captain and starting netminder are headed to LA The NHL has unveiled its rosters for the 2017 All-Star Game , and once again Alex Ovechkin and Braden Holtby have made the cut. The Caps’ duo will suit up for the Metropolitan Division squad, captained by Sidney Crosby (...awkward), and join 38 of their fellow shining stars in Los Angeles later this month. For Ovechkin, this marks his franchise-record eighth selection to the All-Star Game, and third-straight (although he sat out last year to nurse a nagging injury). Holtby made his All-Star Game debut last year; with his second...
Japers' Rink Jan 10, 2017
Rink Rank: Capitals vs. Canadiens

Rink Rank: Capitals vs. Canadiens

Weigh in on how each of the Caps (and the coach) did last night The Caps wrap up a brief road swing to Canada with a close-but-not-really win in Montreal. Alex Ovechkin tied the Rocket’s goal total and inched ever closer to a sublime milestone, Evgeny Kuznetsov stayed hot... and sure, Braden Holtby lost the shutout but he’s still a decent enough goalie. Y’know, if you like that sort of thing. But enough about the stats - how did that trio, and their teammates, look in your eyes? Hand out some rankings below.
Japers' Rink Jan 9, 2017
Capitals vs. Canadiens Recap: Washington Wins Sixth Straight

Capitals vs. Canadiens Recap: Washington Wins Sixth Straight

Evgeny Kuznetsov’s third period tally stands as the game winning goal to extend Washington’s winning streak to six games Ice Tracker - Game Summary - Event Summary - Shot Report - Faceoff Summary - Play-by-Play - Home TOI - Visitor TOI - Advanced Stats at: hockeystats, Natural Stat Trick and more via Nice Time On Ice Braden Holtby and the Capitals arrived in Montreal with a two game shutout, and five game winning, looking to continue. Holtby’s bid for his third straight shutout was spoiled in the third period but Washington forged ahead for their sixth straight, beating the Canadiens...
Yahoo! Fantasy Hockey Jan 9, 2017
Braden Holtby channels NHL goaltenders of old on a venture out of his net

Braden Holtby channels NHL goaltenders of old on a venture out of his net

A netminder’s decision to leave the crease actually didn’t end badly! Actually, this stick-handling dandy came from Braden Holtby of all goaltenders as Washington’s netminder came out of his net to help the Capitals during a power play. You don’t often see goaltenders venture that far outside of their nets, and when they do if often ends in disaster.
ESPN Jan 9, 2017

3 stars of the week: Michael Grabner, Patrick Maroon, Braden Holtby

3 stars of the week: Michael Grabner, Patrick Maroon, Braden Holtby
CSN Washington Jan 9, 2017

Braden Holtby's back-to-back shutouts don't go unnoticed by NHL

Braden Holtby was named the third star of the week, the NHL announced on Monday.After being pulled against Maple Leafs last Tuesday, the reigning Vezina
Japers' Rink Jan 9, 2017
The Noon Number: Blankin’ Braden

The Noon Number: Blankin’ Braden

A look at how often Holtby’s starts result in frustrated opponents 9.5 - Number of starts per shutout for Braden Holtby since making his debut in 2010-11 (28 shutouts in 267 career starts). That’s the fourth-highest rate in the League, behind only Brian Elliott (8.4), Martin Jones (8.6) and Jaroslav Halak (9.5) among goalies with at least 20 starts over that span. This season that rate is even better, with five shutouts in 31 starts for a rate of 6.2 starts per shutout. With his Saturday night shutout in Ottawa, Holtby now has five on the season, on pace to top his career-high...
FOX Sports Jan 7, 2017
Braden Holtby shuts out Senators, Capitals win 5th straight

Braden Holtby shuts out Senators, Capitals win 5th straight

OTTWAWA, Ontario (AP) Braden Holtby made 30 saves for his second straight shutout and fifth of the season and the Washington Capitals beat the Ottawa Senators 1-0 on Saturday night for their fifth straight victory.

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