Braden Holtby
G WSH
5 months ago

Holtby permitted four goals on 42 shots in the 4-3 double-overtime loss to the Hurricanes in Game 7 of the conference quarterfinals Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Holtby was strong through the second period, but the Hurricanes stormed back with two unanswered goals to stun the defending Stanley Cup champions in the last possible game of the series. Washington's No. 1 netminder produced a 2.67 GAA and .914 save percentage in the opening round.

Braden Holtby
G WSH
5 months ago

Holtby is the projected starter for Game 7 against the visiting Hurricanes on Wednesday, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is a no-brainer goalie confirmation, as the defending champs aren't about to pivot from the world-class tender in a deciding playoff contest. Holtby has maintained a 2.68 GAA and .916 save percentage in this series, with a shutout and a few duds mixed in.

Braden Holtby
G WSH
5 months ago

Holtby stopped 31 of 35 shots in Monday's 5-2 loss to the Hurricanes in Game 6 of their first-round series.

EDGE Analysis

Carolina's last goal was scored into an empty net. The Caps actually held a 2-1 lead heading into the first intermission but it was all 'Canes after that, and Holtby simply couldn't keep them at bay. He'll take a 2.68 GAA and .916 save percentage back to D.C, for the deciding Game 7 on Wednesday.

Braden Holtby
G WSH
5 months ago

Holtby is set to get the nod for Monday's Game 6 road clash with Carolina, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Holtby is coming off a 30-save shutout performance in Game 5, but is on the road where he suffered his two losses in the series. As the visiting netminder, the veteran is sporting a 3.56 GAA and .899 save percentage, compared to 1.65 and .943 at home, respectively, and will need to step up his performance if he wants to avoid a taxing Game 7.

Braden Holtby
G WSH
5 months ago

Holtby stopped all 30 shots he faced in a 6-0 win over the Hurricanes in Game 5 on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Holtby got plenty of offensive support back on home ice after the Capitals had only one goal combined in Games 3 and 4. Holtby has a 2.40 GAA and a .923 save percentage in the series, and will likely patrol the crease as the Capitals look to close out the series in Monday's Game 6.

Braden Holtby
G WSH
5 months ago

Holtby will guard the cage during Saturday's Game 5 against the Hurricanes in Washington, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Holtby was pretty solid in Thursday's Game 4, turning aside 22 of 24 shots, but he ultimately suffered a second straight loss due to a lack of goal support from his teammates. The 29-year-old netminder will look to stay sharp and help his team return to Carolina for Game 6 on Monday with a 3-2 series lead by securing his third home victory of this postseason Saturday.

Braden Holtby
G WSH
5 months ago

Holtby made 22 saves for the Capitals in a 2-1 loss to the Hurricanes in Game 4 on Thursday night.

EDGE Analysis

The best-of-7 series is tied 2-2, with the home team winning each game. Holtby heads home to Washington for a Saturday night tilt and hopes to continue the home-ice advantage.

Braden Holtby
G WSH
5 months ago

Holtby will get the start Thursday on the road for Game 4 against the Hurricanes.

EDGE Analysis

Holtby was hung out to dry in Monday's 5-0 loss in Game 3 and can only hope for a better effort before the series returns to DC. The 29-year-old carries a 3.30 GAA and .902 save percentage behind a 2-1 record thus far in the playoffs.

Braden Holtby
G WSH
5 months ago

Holtby turned aside 40 of 45 shots faced during Monday's 5-0 loss in Game 3 against the Hurricanes.

EDGE Analysis

Holtby was under siege all night as the Hurricanes put on a show and dominated puck possession for most of the game. The 29-year-old will fall to a 3.30 GAA and .902 save percentage behind a 2-1-0 record thus far in the playoffs and will need to be sharp if Washington is to get back into the win column in Thursday's Game 4.

Braden Holtby
G WSH
5 months ago

Holtby will be between the pipes on the road for Game 3 versus Carolina on Monday, Brian McNally of NBC Sports Washington reports.

EDGE Analysis

Holtby is dialed in right now, as he is riding a seven-game winning streak in which he posted a 1.85 GAA and .938 save percentage. With the Lightning and Penguins faltering and Holtby on top of his game, the Eastern Conference appears to be Washington's for the taking.