Braden Holtby G WAS 7 Days

Braden Holtby suggested that his struggles this season were partially caused by changes the coaching staff wanted him to make.

"It's obviously been well documented the changes that we tried," Holtby said. "Nothing against what the philosophy was, it just didn't coincide with my personality and my natural instincts. The changes led to a lot of second guessing myself and over-thinking things. The moment you start doing that you start to struggle, and when you struggle your confidence goes down a bit." Holtby had a 2.85 GAA and .915 save percentage in 48 games this season. If the Capitals re-sign Jaroslav Halak, then Holtby will have to fight hard for the starting job.

Braden Holtby G WAS 11 Days

Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby saw his 2013-14 season end in an odd way, as he logged a 32-save shutout but didn't win because the Tampa Bay Lightning won 1-0 via a shootout.

Holtby carried a three-game winning streak into Sunday. He finishes the season with solid stats (23-15-4, .915 save percentage, four shutouts) that might not be good enough for the Caps' brass. In a way, it fits the team: solid at times, but ultimately not good enough.

Braden Holtby G WAS 12 Days

Braden Holtby is expected to start in Sunday's finale versus Tampa Bay.

He has won his past three outings, but it's a bit odd that Jaroslav Halak isn't getting the nod after he shut out Chicago on Friday night.

Braden Holtby G WAS 14 Days

Braden Holtby was solid for the Capitals Thursday as they defeated Carolina by a score of 5-2.

With Washington eliminated from playoff contention, it's a case of too-little, too-late for Holtby in real terms, but his fantasy owners still appreciate the gesture. The Caps goaltender blocked 36 of 38 shots to improve his record to 23-15-3. His GAA is now 2.92 while his save percentage is .913.

Braden Holtby G WAS 14 Days

Braden Holtby is expected to start again in Thursday's game against Carolina.

He made 28 stops in a 4-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night to post his second straight win.

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Braden Holtby stopped 28 of 29 as the Capitals downed the Blues 4-1 on Tuesday night to stay within four points of a playoff spot with three games to go.

Holtby was solid on Tuesday, winning his second straight game and taming one of the league's best offences. The 24 year old is 22-15-1 with a .912 save percentage and 2.94 goals against average.

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Braden Holtby will get the nod against the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday.

Jaroslav Halak was originally penciled in as the probable starter, but he didn't feel comfortable playing against his former team so soon after the trade. Holtby has a 2.99 GAA and .911 save percentage in 45 games in 2013-14.

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Braden Holtby stopped 32 of 36 shots in a 4-2 loss to Boston on Saturday afternoon.

Holtby is competing with Jaroslav Halak down the stretch for playing time. His record drops to 20-15-3 on the season to go with a .911 save percentage and a 2.98 goals-against average.

Braden Holtby G WAS 26 Days

Goaltender Braden Holtby will get make just his second start in 10 games today when the Capitals confront the Boston Bruins this afternoon in Washington.

Holtby made 36 stops in his last start against the San Jose Sharks on March 22 and is 3-1-0 against the Bruins in his career, including 1-1-0 this season, allowing four goals. "Holts played two good games in Boston and played a good game last time out," Capitals coach Adam Oates said. "Jaro [Halak] gets a week to recuperate and we still feel we need both goalies." Oates said Holtby's success against the Bruins - he also knocked them out of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs - is "always in the back of your mind" when making a decision. Oates said he intends to split his goalies this weekend, but reserves the right to change his mind, depending on how Holtby plays today. The Capitals are in Nashville Sunday night to face the Predators.

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Braden Holtby and the Capitals outlasted San Jose to earn a 3-2 shootout win Saturday night.

Holtby hadn't played in over two weeks entering the game, but was pressed into duty due to the injury sustained by Jaroslav Halak and he delivered a great performance. By turning away 34 of 36 shots in the win, he improves his record to 20-14-3 on the season. His GAA is 2.95 while his save percentage is .912.