Braden Holtby RUMORS & NEWS

  • 6 most underrated players in the NHL

    USA Today "It’s easy to judge a player’s excellence on his All-Star nods or big offensive numbers. There are a lot, however, who do more than the surface stats may indicate. Let’s take a look at some of the most underrated players: Center: Mathieu Perreault, Winnipeg Jets Your pick of Jets forwards..." February 11

  • Braden Holtby to Make 23rd Consecutive Appearance

    Russian Machine Never Breaks "The pregamer’s prediction was wrong. Braden Holtby will make his 23rd consecutive appearance tonight at Philadelphia, his 17th consecutive start. Wayne Stephenson played 22 straight for the Caps in 1979 – 1980. Holtby has saved 93.78 percent of 5-on-5 shots since November 29th and 92.5 percent..." January 08

  • Capitals seeking a veteran goaltender to back up Braden Holtby

    Washington Post "The Washington Capitals remain committed to Braden Holtby as their starting goaltender while pursuing a veteran option to serve as his backup, general manager Brian MacLellan said Monday. “I think we can get more out of Holtby,” MacLellan said on a teleconference. “My plan would be as of now to..." June 17

  • Brendan Shanahan: 'I hate what Ray Emery did' "By now just about everybody whose opinion on the Ray Emery-Braden Holtby fight on Friday night matters has weighed in. One of the last to do so was the NHL's czar of discipline Brendan Shanahan. On Tuesday Shanny joined the Sportsnet Hockey Central crew on the radio and naturally the Emery..." November 05

  • Holtby says Caps capable of winning it all

    CSN Washington "Over the next three weeks of training camp the Capitals are likely to be asked this question over and over again: Having failed to get past the second round of the playoffs in each of the past six seasons what are the realistic expectations on these 2013-14 Caps? Goaltender Braden Holtby..." September 12

  • Rangers must turn up heat on Holtby

    New York Post "Braden Holtby wasn’t all that impressed with his first career playoff shutout. Following the Capitals’ 1-0 overtime win over the Rangers in Game 2 of their first-round series on Saturday, the 23-year-old goaltender was excited with the result, but didn’t feel as if the Blueshirts provided much..." May 06

  • Braden Holtby not dwelling on puck-handling blunder

    Washington Post "Braden Holtby went back behind his own net in the second period Thursday night to retrieve the puck and make what should have been a routine pass to Karl Alzner. The Capitals goaltender is a skilled puck handler and the coaching staff encourages him to make passes and serve as a third defenseman,..." April 19

  • In spelling Braden Holtby, Michal Neuvirth excels for Caps

    Washington Times "When the puck dropped just after 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 7, Michal Neuvirth started a game for the first time since March 16 at the Boston Bruins. It was the first time the Washington Capitals’ backup goaltender started at home since Feb. 5 against the Toronto Maple Leafs. “In the first few..." April 08

  • Braden Holtby stellar with 35-save outing against Islanders

    Washington Post "Thursday night was a busy one for goaltender Braden Holtby. As the Washington Capitals vied for a valuable two points that would allow them to take the Southeast Express from 10th to third in the Eastern Conference standings, they needed quite a few eye-popping saves from their 23-year-old No. 1..." April 05

  • Holtby: Capitals ‘haven’t been even close to intense enough’

    Washington Post "Brooks Laich’s return should help the Capitals in a number of ways. He will eventually fill the top-line left wing spot, round out the top-six and allowing the rest of the forwards to play in their natural spots. He will provide that stabilizing presence on the penalty kill and power play while..." March 20

  • Braden Holtby tries for empty-net goal

    Washington Post "Up two goals with less than 10 seconds left in the third period, the Caps had secured the “W” in last night’s game against the Sabres. Braden Holtby knew this, and took the opportunity to sail the puck toward Buffalo’s empty net in the game’s final seconds. “It’s kind of something that you want..." March 18

  • Holtby stays calm, lets the system do its work in shutout

    Washington Post "Braden Holtby was pulled for the first time in his career Wednesday night against Philadelphia, but entering Saturday afternoon’s tilt at the Winnipeg Jets, he felt confident a better performance was in the offing. “I just tried to relax, I’ve always seen the puck well in this rink — I don’t..." March 03

  • Holtby’s 35 saves push Washington to shutout in Winnipeg

    Washington Post "After the first period Saturday afternoon, the stat sheet made it appear as though the Washington Capitals were once again on their heels. The numbers were grim — the Winnipeg Jets had outshot them, 15-5. But the Capitals were actually rather content. The Jets’ shots had been all long-range,..." March 03

  • Braden Holtby pulled from 4-1 loss as Washington falls flat

    Washington Post "Late in the third period here Wednesday night, Mathieu Perreault tried to dangle his way through the neutral zone despite the nearby presence of three bright orange jerseys. Flyers grinder Harry Zolnierczyk lowered his shoulder into Perreault, who had his head down focused on his stick-work, and..." February 28

  • Braden Holtby records second shutout of the season in win over ‘Canes

    Washington Post "Thursday night’s game was still scoreless when a turnover by Washington’s power play resulted in a short-handed breakaway for Hurricanes winger Alexander Semin. As the former Capital skated in alone on net a hush fell over the Verizon Center crowd. But when Semin attempted a glove-side wrister,..." February 27

  • Braden Holtby agrees to two-year contract extension

    Washington Post "Goaltender Braden Holtby agreed to a two-year, $3.7 million contract extension with the Capitals, the team announced Monday. Holtby, 23, emerged on the scene last spring as he backstopped Washington through two rounds of the playoffs, and after a rough start to this compressed schedule, the..." February 26

  • Braden Holtby agrees to two-year contract extension

    Washington Post "Goaltender Braden Holtby agreed to a two-year, $3.7 million contract extension with the Capitals, the team announced Monday. Holtby, 23, emerged on the scene last spring as he backstopped Washington through two rounds of the playoffs, and after a rough start to this compressed schedule, the..." February 25

  • Braden Holtby to make third consecutive start for Capitals

    Washington Post "Coach Adam Oates will turn to Braden Holtby for a third consecutive start tonight when the Capitals take on the Tampa Bay Lightning. Holtby stopped 27 of the 32 shots he faced in Washington’s 6-5 overtime win against Florida on Tuesday, and while it wasn’t a performance the goaltender will want..." February 14

  • Holtby urges Caps to keep foot on the gas

    CSN Washington "He did his best to deny it after the game, but no one needed Saturday night’s 5-0 win over the Florida Panthers more than Braden Holtby. The 22-year-old goaltender entered the game under the harsh scrutiny of his general manager, coach and increasingly impatient fan base that expected more from..." February 11

  • Braden Holtby records shutout, assist in Caps’ win over Panthers

    Washington Post "Florida Panthers winger Kris Versteeg carried the puck down the ice as part of a developing two-on-one with rookie Jonathan Humberdeau with just under nine minutes remaining in the first period Saturday night at Verizon Center. He opted not to make a pass through defenseman Jeff Schultz and fired..." February 10