Sidney Crosby is the face of the NHL. He's often the player featured in league advertising, his team is often featured on nationally televised games, and he's one of the most elite hockey players in the game today. He should also be getting a call from the Department of Player Safety. Last night
Braden Holtby took a hit from Sidney Crosby in the first period of Wednesday's game between the Caps and Pittsburgh Penguins that sent the netminder to the ice. "It's a penalty," Holtby told reporters after the game. In this case, however, they let it go and it was a costly call as the Penguins were […]
At the ripe old age of 23, Pittsburgh Penguins goalie already has two Stanley Cups to his name. In an interview with Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Murray made clear Holtby was someone he looked up to. Writes Mackey, "[Murray] recently struck up a friendship with Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby.
Braden Holtby has established himself as one of the best goalies in the NHL, but just how high does he rank? Pretty high, according to NHL Network. NHL Network has been ranking the top netminders in the NHL. The Caps’ goalie came in at second on the list behind only Montreal’s Carey Price. It’s no […]
For the second straight year, Washington Capitals’ goalie Braden Holtby and his wife Brandy showed their support for the LGBTQ community by walking in D.C.’s pride parade. A You Can Play ambassador for the Capitals, Holtby has been a public and vocal supporter of LGBTQ causes and received the D.C. Pride Ally award for his […]
The best news for the Washington Capitals, ahead of Game 3 against the Pittsburgh Penguins, is that their goaltender was so underwhelming in their Game 2 loss that he was on the bench after two periods. Braden Holtby is 11-2-0 with two shutouts and .925 save percentage in his next game after being pulled. “I don’t […]
The Caps are headed to the second round thanks to their 2-1 overtime win over the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 6. Here are three key observations from Game 6. 1. Overtime domination There were stretches of this game in which Toronto was the better team, but when it mattered the most, Washington delivered. The […]
We’ve got a tie series! The Caps split two games in Toronto after a 5-4 win in Game 4 and now return home with the series tied at 2. Here’s a recap of the three bold predictions for Game 4. 1. Alex Ovechkin will get over 23 minutes of ice time – Not even close […]
Much of the talk about goalies this season has focused on Devan Dubnyk, Sergei Bobrovsky, and Carey Price. Well, Braden Holtby would like a word. Last season’s Vezina Trophy winner continued his stellar play Tuesday, shutting out the Carolina Hurricanes 5-0. It’s his seventh clean sheet of the season, tying him for most in the […]
A pair of Capitals will be representing the team in LA during the All-Star festivities.When the NHL takes a break this weekend for the annual Al-Star Game, the Washington Capitals will be represented by two of its best players. Alexander Ovechkin and Braden Holtby are both set to head to LA this w…
Braden Holtby and T.J. Oshie pushed the Washington Capitals’ winning to streak to five. Holtby made 30 saves for his second straight shutout and fifth of the season and the Capitals beat the Ottawa Senators 1-0 on Saturday night. Oshie scored 1:38 into the game to help the Capitals improve to 25-9-5.
For the World Cup of Hockey Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby believed it was important to pay tribute to the Tragically Hip and their lead singer Gord Downie. Last May, it was revealed Downie was diagnosed with a terminal form of brain cancer and that the band would tour in Canada this summer. This made […]