Braden Holtby
G WSH
3 weeks ago

Holtby will tend the home twine Thursday versus the Red Wings, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Holtby has taken control of the crease in his last two starts, allowing a combined four goals to the Sabres and Penguins in two tough road matchups. He should have a good shot to extend that success through at least Thursday's contest versus a Red Wings club averaging a league-low 1.94 goals per game on the road.

Braden Holtby
G WSH
3 weeks ago

Holtby stopped 24 of 26 shots Monday in a 3-2 shootout loss to Buffalo.

EDGE Analysis

Holtby entered the night having won four of his last five outings, but Buffalo built a 2-0 lead after 40 minutes on goals by Victor Olofsson and Jack Eichel and nabbed the win in extra time. There was little Holtby could do on either goal, both of which were overpowering one-timers from the faceoff circles. He'll try to get back into the win column Thursday with a home date against the Red Wings.

Braden Holtby
G WSH
3 weeks ago

Holtby will tend twine Monday in Buffalo, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Holtby is coming off a 5-2 win over Pittsburgh in his last start and has gone 4-1-0 in his previous five outings. The Sabres have dropped six games in a row but are 19-11-4 at home this season (vs. 10-20-4 in away games). This is a good matchup on paper for Holtby, but keep in mind Buffalo is no slouch at home.

Braden Holtby
G WSH
3 weeks ago

Holtby turned aside 26 shots in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Penguins.

EDGE Analysis

Sidney Crosby spoiled his shutout bid a little over five minutes into the third period, but it was still a strong outing for Holtby. He's now won four of his last five starts, pushing him to 25 wins for the sixth straight campaign, but his 3.14 GAA and .897 save percentage on the season remain disappointing.

Braden Holtby
G WSH
3 weeks ago

Holtby will start Saturday's matinee in Pittsburgh, Tarik El-Bashier reports.

EDGE Analysis

Holtby gets the nod for this rivalry game with alternative Ilya Samsonov mired in a 0-4-1 rut over his last five decisions. While Holtby has been a mixed bag of late with a 3-3-1 record and 23 goals allowed over his past seven starts, the Penguins haven't been any better. Pittsburgh has won its last two games after going 0-6-0 in the previous six.

Braden Holtby
G WSH
4 weeks ago

Holtby gave up five goals on 29 shots in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the Flyers.

EDGE Analysis

Holtby wasn't exactly at fault on any of the Philadelphia goals but was tagged with his first loss in his last four starts. The 30-year-old was seemingly re-establishing himself as the lead goaltender in Washington, but he's still given up three-plus goals in each of his last six appearances. Holtby and the Capitals now embark upon a three-game road trip against the Rangers, Penguins and Sabres beginning Thursday in Manhattan.

Braden Holtby
G WSH
1 month ago

Holtby will get the starting nod versus Philadelphia at home Wednesday, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Holtby is riding a three-game winning streak during which he's given up nine goals on 108 shots (.917 save percentage). The netminder appears to have re-cemented himself as the No. 1 option in Washington after having split time periodically with Ilya Samsonov, who will take the second game of the Caps' back-to-back versus the Rangers on Thursday.

Braden Holtby
G WSH
1 month ago

Holtby stopped 37 of 40 shots in a 4-3 win over the Wild on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Holtby was tested frequently, but he proved up to the task despite a shaky first period. It counts as a third straight win for the 30-year-old goalie, who is now 24-13-5 in 45 appearances this year. Holtby has a 3.12 GAA and an .898 save percentage so far -- those would be the worst ratios of his career. The Capitals' next action is a back-to-back versus the Flyers on Wednesday, followed by a visit to the Rangers on Thursday.

Braden Holtby
G WSH
1 month ago

Holtby will tend the twine for Sunday's road clash with Minnesota, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Holtby will get the night off versus Winnipeg on Thursday after racking up wins in each of his previous two outings. The veteran netminder has appeared in nine of the Caps' last 10 contests and seems to have reclaimed the starting gig, though Ilya Samsonov should continue to see plenty of action heading into the final stretch.

Braden Holtby
G WSH
1 month ago

Holtby allowed three goals on 33 shots in a 4-3 shootout victory over the Jets on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran has yielded three goals in each of his last two starts, but he won both games. Despite the goals, Holtby has also raised his save percentage the last couple games as well. Holtby is far from what he was a few years ago, especially in the games played category, as he's playing fewer and fewer games per season with age, but Holtby is still on track to win close to 30 games. He is 23-13-5 with a 3.12 GAA and .897 save percentage in 44 games this season.