Braden Holtby G WAS 1 day ago

Holtby saved 23 of 25 shots in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Rangers.

It was a nice bounce back performance for Holtby following being pulled in Saturday's loss after surrendering three first-period goals. The 25-year-old has been having a great season and has been particularly strong of late as Sunday's win was his fifth in his last seven outings. Holtby figures to get most, if not all, of the team's final six starts so fantasy owners should continue to roll him when he does.

Braden Holtby G WAS 2 days ago

Holtby will start between the pipes for Washington against the Rangers on Sunday, Alex Prewitt of The Washington Post reports.

Holtby was pulled early in Saturday's 4-3 loss to Nashville after allowing three goals in the first period, presumably so he would be fresh for Sunday's crucial showdown with the Rangers. Although the matchup is difficult, Holtby has been a strong performer this year and must be trusted to have a bounce-back game as the Capitals try to hold on to a playoff berth amid a late-season slide.

Braden Holtby G WAS 2 days ago

Holtby surrendered three goals on thirteen shots, and was pulled late in the first period of Washington's 4-3 loss to the Predators on Saturday.

It was a poor outing for Holtby, who had won four of his last five starts heading into Saturday's match against the Predators, a powerhouse in the Western Conference. The decision to pull him early in the game likely means he will be called upon to start Sunday's crucial showdown with the Metropolitan Division leading Rangers, but check before game time to confirm the start. Despite the poor performance, Holtby owns a sterling 36-19-9 record, with a 2.18 GAA and .925 save percentage, on the season.

Braden Holtby G WAS 3 days ago

Holtby will be in the crease for Saturday's matinee tilt with the Predators, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.

Coach Barry Trotz hinted Friday that Holtby would continue to man the net for the Capitals on an every-game basis until the Capitals clinched a playoff berth. Despite leading all goalies in starts this season, Holtby hasn't folded yet, compiling a 36-19-9 record, 2.18 GAA, .925 save percentage, and eight shutouts on the year. He should be kept active against just about any team right now, including Western Conference powers like the Predators.

Braden Holtby G WAS 4 days ago

Holtby collected his 36th win of the year Thursday, stopping 29 of 31 in a 3-2 overtime victory over New Jersey.

That's four wins in the last five for Holtby, who's simply been one of the strongest netminders in the league. The Caps will keep leaning on him, and fantasy owners should too.

Braden Holtby G WAS 5 days ago

Holtby is slated to start Thursday's game against New Jersey.

Meanwhile, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post relays via coach Barry Trotz that as long as the Capitals haven't clinched a playoff seed, Holtby is likely to start every game for the team.

Braden Holtby G WAS 1 week ago

Holtby made 21 saves in a 3-0 loss to Winnipeg on Saturday night. He allowed two goals.

He played well enough -- his mates just ran into a red-hot twinetender in Ondrej Pavelec. He has fantastic numbers this season, so keep trotting him out there.

Braden Holtby G WAS 1 week ago

Holtby is in line to start Saturday against the Jets.

Holtby has won his last three outings in impressive fashion, and enters Saturday's game with dominating career numbers against the opposition. In his previous seven starts versus the Jets, Holtby has gone 7-0-0 with two shutouts and a 1.55 GAA. Fantasy owners shouldn't have to think hard about keeping him active.

Braden Holtby G WAS 2 weeks ago

Holtby stopped 28 of 30 shots to help the Capitals hand Devan Dubnyk and the Wild a rare defeat Thursday.

Dubnyk's been one of the stories of the year since coming to Minnesota, while Holtby has quietly toiled away in Washington all season long, putting together some of the best goalie numbers around. He's now won three straight games, pushing him to 35 victories on the season, and there's no reason to think he'll slow down in the final weeks.

Braden Holtby G WAS 2 weeks ago

Holtby will be between the pipes Thursday against the Wild.

Though he's given up three-plus goals in three of his last four outings, Holtby's March numbers remain strong, as he's posted a 5-3-0 record, 2.11 GAA, and .930 save percentage in his eight starts this month. Coming away with the win on the road against Minnesota and their exceptional goalie, Devan Dubnyk, may prove difficult, but with Holtby in the net, the Capitals almost always have a fighting chance.