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70 Braden Holtby G
Height/Weight: 6-2/203 | Birthdate: 9/16/1989 | Birthplace: Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, Cana | Team: Washington Capitals | College: None | NHL Experience: 4 | Salary: $600,000 | Owned/Started%: 68/34 | Average Draft Position: 21.66
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6/17/2014

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Braden Holtby

Caps GM Backs Holtby As Starter For Next Season

News: New Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan gave Braden Holtby a vote of confidence when he stated he envisions Holtby as the starter next season and wants to provide him a veteran backup, Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington reports.
Analysis: The vote of confidence from the GM comes on the heels of the team announcing it would be bringing in Mitch Korn, long-time Predators goaltender coach, as the new goalie coach for head coach Barry Trotz. Given the track record Trotz and Korn have with goalies in Nashville, the perception that the Caps will have Braden Holtby shouldering a heavy workload should give you the green light to move him up your draft board in all leagues, as he may be a steal in this year's fantasy drafts.

4/13/2014

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Braden Holtby

Capitals' Holtby Blanks Lightning, Still Loses

News: Braden Holtby stopped all 32 shots he faced but still took the shootout loss against the Lightning on Sunday.
Analysis: Braden Holtby played great in his final four starts to end the year, lifting his final save percentage to .915, which is solid. It could be enough to get the Capitals to try him out as their starter again next year.

4/13/2014

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Braden Holtby

Caps Go With Holtby Sunday

News: Braden Holtby will be in net for the Capitals in their regular season finale on Sunday, Katie Carrera of the Washington Post reports.
Analysis: Braden Holtby and Halak have been splitting time as of late, and the timeshare will likely carry over into the postseason. Holtby will look to finish the season off strong on Sunday.

4/12/2014

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Braden Holtby

Caps' Holtby Likely Starting Sunday

News: Braden Holtby will likely start Sunday's season finale against the Lightning, the Washington Post reports.
Analysis: Braden Holtby's been much better of late, and he'll look to end his disappointing season on a high note. With Jaroslav Halak slated to become a free agent this summer, Holtby could perhaps get a shot at the No. 1 goalie job, though the Caps would presumably want a strong second option in such a scenario.

4/11/2014

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Braden Holtby

Caps To Start Holtby On Thursday

News: Braden Holtby will be in the net Thursday against the Hurricanes, Adam Vingan of the Washington Post reports.
Analysis: Coach Adam Oates figures to split the back-to-back between Braden Holtby and Jaroslav Halak, with Holtby getting the top nod in light of his recent success. He's won two consecutive starts for the Capitals, stopping 63 of 67 shots.

4/10/2014

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Braden Holtby

Holtby's 36 Stops Propel Caps

News: Braden Holtby made 36 saves on 38 shots in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Hurricanes.
Analysis: All of a sudden, Braden Holtby's looking good again, with three straight wins and a .943 save percentage in that span. Though the Caps have been eliminated from playoff contention, it's good to see Holtby ending what's been a rough season on a high note.

4/8/2014

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Braden Holtby

Holtby Delivers Win Over Blues Again

News: Braden Holtby and the Caps came into St. Louis and stifled the Blues on Tuesday, with the 24-year-old goalie stopping 28 of 29.
Analysis: Curiously, in what's been a rough year for Braden Holtby, he's delivered two spectacular starts against the top team in the Western Conference. This was Holtby's first time allowing less than two goals since a Feb. 8 shutout of the Devils -- and yes, that was his last start before the Olympics.

4/8/2014

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Braden Holtby

Caps' Holtby Will Start Tuesday Against Blues

News: Capitals coach Adam Oates confirmed that Braden Holtby will start Tuesday night's game in St. Louis, Monumental Network reports.
Analysis: Oates stated that Halak was not "100 percent comfortable" playing his former team after being traded back in March. Braden Holtby backstopped the Capitals to a 4-1 win over the Western Conference-leading Blues back in November, but both he and the Caps have struggled mightily since then. With only one win, a 3.50 GAA and .897 save percentage over the last two weeks, Holtby is worth playing if you desperately need goaltending stats, but don't expect miracles against a Blues team that is 28-7-4 on home ice this season.

4/6/2014

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Braden Holtby

Caps' Holtby Saves 35 In Victory

News: Braden Holtby made 35 saves in Saturday's shootout win to the Islanders.
Analysis: After allowing three goals through the game's first 30 minutes, Braden Holtby was lights-out the rest of the way, blanking the Islanders for 35 minutes of action and stopping all three of their shot attempts in the shootout. The performance brought his GAA down to 2.99 on the season.

4/5/2014

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Braden Holtby

Caps' Holtby Starting Saturday

News: Braden Holtby will draw the start for Saturday's game at the Islanders, Katie Carrera of the Washington Post reports.
Analysis: Jaroslav Halak will take a seat, allowing Braden Holtby to start the second half of the team's back-to-back set. The 24-year-old Holtby has virtually even splits on the road versus at home this season, but was bit off last month (3.37 GAA, .908 save percentage).

4/2/2014

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Braden Holtby

Caps' Holtby Fails To Clot Bleeding In Relief

News: Braden Holtby came on in relief of Jaroslav Halak on Tuesday night against the Stars, stopping 11-of-13 shots in the 5-0 loss.
Analysis: Neither Halak or Braden Holtby had any answers for the Stars' streaking offense, which chased Halak from the game midway through the second period. Holtby played well for about 20 minutes before surrendering Dustin Jeffrey's second goal of the night, to go along with a Ryan Garbutt short-hander.

3/29/2014

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Braden Holtby

Caps' Holtby Falls In Spot Start

News: Braden Holtby made 32 saves but surrendered four goals in Saturday's loss to the Bruins.
Analysis: Braden Holtby had the thankless task of making a start against the Boston buzzsaw, who made quick work of the netminder by notching three goals in the game's first 10 minutes. Better goaltenders than Holtby have fared far worse against the Bruins in recent weeks, so the Capitals shouldn't be too discouraged by the work he provided in place of Jaroslav Halak, who was rested Saturday.

3/29/2014

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Braden Holtby

Caps Start Holtby On Saturday

News: Braden Holtby will be between the pipes for the Capitals when they face the Bruins on Saturday, Katie Carrera of the Washington Post reports.
Analysis: Braden Holtby had a three-game losing streak finally stopped with a strong shootout win against San Jose his last time out. After a real strong start to the season, his GAA has climbed to 2.95 for the season with a .912 save percentage.

3/22/2014

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Braden Holtby

Caps Win As Holtby Stops 34 Shots

News: Braden Holtby turned aside 34 of 36 shots (.944) Saturday as the Caps bagged a rare win in San Jose. It's his 20th win of the campaign.
Analysis: He got this opportunity because of an injury to Jaroslav Halak. Despite the strong showing, Braden Holtby is likely to head back to the bench when Halak is ready to go.

3/6/2014

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Braden Holtby

Caps' Holtby Stops 40 In Losing Effort

News: Braden Holtby stopped 40 of 42 shots Thursday in Boston, but was stuck with a 3-0 loss.
Analysis: Though he's been up and down this year, it's hard to blame Braden Holtby for this loss, considering that the Caps mustered just 16 shots on Boston goalie Tuukka Rask, and Rask stopped them all. Despite the loss, this fine effort should help Holtby in his quest to hold off Jaro Halak for the starting role in Washington.

3/6/2014

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Braden Holtby

Caps Return Net To Holtby On Thursday

News: Braden Holtby will be in the crease Thursday against the Bruins.
Analysis: Despite getting rocked for four goals in just 31 minutes Wednesday vs. the Flyers, Braden Holtby will get the start for the second game in as many nights while the team waits for new acquisition Jaroslav Halak to get acclimated with his new surroundings. Holtby has been highly erratic this season, with a 3.01 GAA and .909 save percentage, and it seems like it could be only a matter of time before Halak claims the No. 1 job for good.

3/6/2014

Braden Holtby, G, WAS Caps' Holby Lit Up In Loss

Braden Holtby

Caps' Holby Lit Up In Loss

News: Braden Holtby was pounded for four goals on just 18 shot attempts in Wednesday's 6-4 loss to the Flyers.
Analysis: This certainly wasn't the outing Braden Holtby needed if he hopes to hang on to the No. 1 gig following the acquisition of Jaroslav Halak on Wednesday. Holtby was actually pulled midway through the second period Wednesday, but even in the limited playing time, he still allowed four or more goals for the third time in four games since the Olympic break. Look for coach Adam Oates to turn to Halak for Thursday's start against the Bruins.

3/5/2014

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Braden Holtby

Caps Will Start Holtby On Wednesday

News: Braden Holtby will be in the crease Wednesday against the Flyers.
Analysis: The Capitals may still be in the market for goalie help with Braden Holtby struggling to the tune of a 2.94 GAA and .911 save percentage this season, but it's more likely than not they'll pin their playoff hopes on their 24-year-old goalie returning to the form he showed in 2012-13. A strong outing against a fellow playoff-contending team in the Flyers would be a great place to start for Holtby.

3/2/2014

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Braden Holtby

Capitals' Holtby Lets In Five In Loss

News: Braden Holtby let in five goals on 36 shots in an overtime loss to the Flyers on Sunday.
Analysis: Braden Holtby had won his prior four games, but he still only has a .911 save percentage and a 2.94 GAA, so there is room for improvement. There is also a lot of competition for starts in Washington.

3/2/2014

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Braden Holtby

Caps Start Holtby On Sunday

News: Braden Holtby will be in net for the Capitals when they face the Flyers on Sunday, Mike Vogel of washingtoncaps.com reports.
Analysis: Braden Holtby is coming off a fantastic 38-save win over the Bruins on Saturday and has now won eight of his last nine games. He is now 19-13-2 with a 2.89 GAA and .913 save percentage.

3/1/2014

Braden Holtby, G, WAS Caps' Holtby Scores Win Over Bruins

Braden Holtby

Caps' Holtby Scores Win Over Bruins

News: Braden Holtby turned away 36 of 38 shots as the Capitals scored a surprising road win over the Bruins on Saturday.
Analysis: Braden Holtby was lucky to come away with the win Thursday against the Panthers after allowing four goals on 30 shots, but he created his own good fortune Saturday. While it probably can't be said that the 24-year-old goalie has finally turned the corner for good, he seems to be trending in that direction with wins in seven of his last eight starts and save percentages above .940 in three of his last four turns.

3/1/2014

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Braden Holtby

Caps Start Holtby On Saturday

News: Braden Holtby will start in net for the Capitals when they face the Bruins on Saturday, Katie Carrera of the Washington Post reports.
Analysis: Braden Holtby had his difficulties with the Panthers on Thursday, allowing four goals in the win, but he still did enough to get by. He'll face a tougher task against the Bruins but should be easing his way back into form after the Olympic break.

2/28/2014

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Braden Holtby

Holtby, Caps Hold On For WIn

News: Braden Holtby allowed four goals on 34 shots, but held on for the win Thursday in Florida.
Analysis: This isn't quite the fashion in which Braden Holtby wanted to gain his third straight win, but he'll have to take it and build on it. Things were pointing up for him headed into the Olympic break, as he'd won four of five going in and seems to have regained a hold on the No. 1 role.

2/27/2014

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Braden Holtby

Caps' Holtby In The Crease Thursday

News: Braden Holtby will man the net for the Capitals on Thursday against the Panthers, Mike Vogel of WashingtonCaps.com reports.
Analysis: Braden Holtby has been a big disappointment for the Capitals in his second season as a full-time starter, but he established some goodwill with a shutout in his final game before the break and will earn his third straight start as a result. He'll face a Panthers squad that lost Aleksander Barkov and Tomas Kopecky to injury during the Olympics, which could severely inhibit their ability to establish rhythm offensively against Holtby.

2/8/2014

Braden Holtby, G, WAS Caps' Holtby Stones Devils

Braden Holtby

Caps' Holtby Stones Devils

News: Braden Holtby made 25 saves in a 3-0 shutout of the Devils on Saturday.
Analysis: He has put together four wins, including two shutouts, in his last five games. Prior to that, he had lost his last five starts. It's just an illustration of his hot-and-cold season; perhaps the Olympic break will help him focus on the good in his game.