Braden Holtby G WAS 1 Day
Tuesday served as a tough - and short - night for Braden Holtby, who was pulled 11:07 into the first period against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The Washington Capitals goalie has been pulled four times already this season. While he's been a solid workhorse for the most part, these off-nights can really hurt fantasy owners in GAA and save percentage on a week-to-week basis. At least the last two came early in weeks.
Braden Holtby G WAS 4 Days
Braden Holtby blocked 32 shots for the Capitals in their 5-2 win over the Predators on Saturday night.
Holtby has been a little up and down this season, but overall, he's had a pretty good year. His 2.71 goals-against average is nothing to write home about, but he does have a .923 save percentage and a 13-9-1 record. It'll be interesting to see if the Caps turn to him on the road Sunday at the Rangers.
Braden Holtby G WAS 5 Days
Braden Holtby will start Saturday against Nashville.
Coach Adam Oates hasn't decided who will get the call on Sunday versus the New York Rangers, so Holtby may start back-to-back games if he has an impressive showing. He will be looking to rebound from a shaky outing against Carolina on Tuesday.
Braden Holtby G WAS 8 Days
Braden Holtby made 19 saves on 23 shots before getting pulled in Washington's 4-1 loss to Carolina on Tuesday.
Holtby's night came to an early end when Adam Oates decided to send Philipp Grubauer out to start the third period. Grubauer made nine saves in his season debut.
Braden Holtby G WAS 10 Days
The Washington Capitals have given up 30 or more shots on goal in 23 of 27 games this season.
The team has given up the third most shots in the NHL behind only Buffalo and Toronto while Braden Holtby has faced the third most shots of any goalkeeper as he has seen 731 pucks, 21 less than Mike Smith and one less than Ryan Miller. Holtby has been good this season with a 13-8-1 record to go with a 2.64 GAA and a .925 save percentage.
Braden Holtby G WAS 11 Days
Braden Holtby made 37 saves in the Capitals' 3-2 overtime win against the Islanders on Saturday night.
Holtby faced double-digit shots in each period (except OT), so he was very busy. The Islanders went ahead 2-1 at 18:09 of the third period after Holtby had briefly covered the puck, but no whistle blew. He was furious, though luckily for him his teammates picked him up and got him his 13th win. Holtby has put together a fine season so far with a 2.64 goals-against average and .925 save percentage.
Braden Holtby G WAS 12 Days
Braden Holtby starred in net for the Washington Capitals in a 3-2 victory over Montreal Friday even though it was a game in which he wasn't supposed to play.
Michal Neuvirth was scheduled to start in goal for the Caps but suffered an apparent injury to his right leg in the opening moments of warmup, and so the plan changed. Washington's usual starter was called upon with short notice, but that didn't impact his ability to put forth a strong outing. Holtby kept the Capitals in the game early through their rough start, finished with 35 saves and thwarted two of the four shooters he faced in the shootout. "He played great. That's why we talk all the time about being pros, because anything can happen," Caps coach Adam Oates said. "Neuvy, five seconds into warmups, he's out and that's why you prepare yourself and you're ready to play."
Braden Holtby G WAS 12 Days
Braden Holtby was excellent in the Caps' 3-2 shootout win over Montreal Friday evening, making 35 saves and rebounding from a poor start on Wednesday.
Holtby's first win in twelve days was well deserved, as the goaltender kept his team in a game that the Caps never owned the lead in until the final whistle. Holtby is 11-8-1 with a .923 save percentage and 2.68 goals against average.
Braden Holtby G WAS 14 Days
Braden Holtby surrendered five goals on 40 shots in Wednesday's 6-4 loss to the Senators.
The Capitals starter didn't enjoy the greatest of games in the defeat and as a result, his record drops to 10-8-1 on the year. His peripheral numbers also took a hit as his GAA is up to 2.73 and his save percentage is down to .922.