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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%: 87/76 | Average Draft Position: 49.88
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4/27/2015

Braden Holtby, G, WAS

Braden Holtby

Holtby, Caps Get Game 7 Win

News: Braden Holtby needed just 10 saves on 11 shots in Monday's Game 7 win over the Islanders.
Analysis: Braden Holtby wasn't heavily tested in this one as he didn't face more than four shots in any of the three periods, but he had to stay on his game throughout as the game-winning goal didn't come until under eight minutes remained in regulation. He ended the series on a roll as he allowed just five goals over the final four games, and figures to be between the pipes going forward as the Caps advance to take on the Rangers.

4/27/2015

Braden Holtby, G, WAS

Braden Holtby

Caps Roll With Holtby In Game 7

News: Braden Holtby is slated to square off against Jaroslav Halak in Monday's Game 7 against the Islanders, NESN.com reports.
Analysis: Through the first six games of the series, five of which he has started, Braden Holtby has turned in a nifty .945 save percentage, to go along with a 1.75 GAA. Per Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post, Philipp Grubauer is slated to continue to serve as Holtby's backup on Monday, with Justin Peters on track to be among the Caps' Game 7 scratches.

4/25/2015

Braden Holtby, G, WAS

Braden Holtby

Holtby Strong In Caps Loss, Makes 35 Saves

News: Braden Holtby made 35 saves in a penalty-filled, 3-1 loss to the Islanders on Saturday night. He allowed two goals.
Analysis: The game was chaotic and the winning goal was scored when the Isles poked the puck loose out of a shoving match that was going on between the benches and broke in on net. Braden Holtby was left on his own with a wide-open Nik Kulemin streaking at him. The Caps return home for Game 7 on Monday and Holtby will be between the pipes.

4/25/2015

Braden Holtby, G, WAS

Braden Holtby

Caps' Holtby Will Start Saturday

News: Braden Holtby will be between the pipes for Saturday's Game 6 against the Islanders, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.
Analysis: Braden Holtby has been generally excellent all series and particularly so in Game 5 on Thursday, turning away 22 of the 23 shots he faced. He'll look to eliminate the Islanders on Saturday and prepare for a second-round showdown with the Presidents' Trophy-winning Rangers, who dispatched the Penguins in five games.

4/23/2015

Braden Holtby, G, WAS Sharp Holtby, Caps Take Series Lead

Braden Holtby

Sharp Holtby, Caps Take Series Lead

News: Braden Holtby turned away 22 of 23 shots Thursday night in Game 5 against the Islanders, taking home a 5-1 win and a 3-2 series lead.
Analysis: Braden Holtby's stellar netminding in this series continues, as he's now given up only four goals in his last three games while helping the Caps dig themselves out of an early hole. He'll be between the pipes again Saturday in New York, looking to end the Isles' season.

4/23/2015

Braden Holtby, G, WAS

Braden Holtby

Caps Going With Holtby For Game 5

News: Braden Holtby will be in the crease for Thursday's Game 5 against the Islanders.
Analysis: There's little doubt that the Capitals plan on sticking with Braden Holtby for the remainder of the series now that his bout with an illness that sidelined him for Game 2 seems to have subsided. Holtby has looked mostly sharp in his three games against the Islanders thus far, and owns an excellent 2.02 GAA and .932 save percentage over 24 career postseason appearances.

4/21/2015

Braden Holtby, G, WAS

Braden Holtby

Holtby Stars As Caps Even Series With Isles

News: Braden Holtby turned away 36 of 37 shots Tuesday in a 2-1 Game 4 victory over the Islanders.
Analysis: Other than a surprising Casey Cizikas goal in the waning seconds of the first period, Braden Holtby was perfect against a determined Islander attack to get his first win in three tries during this series. Now it's 2-2 and heading back to Washington, where Holtby's sure to start in Game 5.

4/21/2015

Braden Holtby, G, WAS

Braden Holtby

Caps Stick With Holtby

News: Braden Holtby is expected to start Tuesday's game against the Islanders, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.
Analysis: Braden Holtby, who missed this past Friday's 4-3 win due to an illness, returned to stop 40 of 42 shots in Sunday's 2-1 overtime loss to the Islanders. He'll now look to help the Caps even their series against the Isles at two games apiece on the road Tuesday night.

4/20/2015

Braden Holtby, G, WAS

Braden Holtby

Caps' Holtby Stops 40 In Loss

News: Braden Holtby allowed two goals on 42 shots in Sunday's 2-1 overtime Game 3 loss to the Islanders.
Analysis: Following a shaky Game 1 and then a bout with an illness that forced him out of the second game, Braden Holtby was much better in this one but suffered the tough-luck loss as he allowed a goal just 15 seconds into overtime. The 40 saves were a season high for Holtby, but his mates mustered just 25 shots on the other end, so he'll have to be on top of his game again Tuesday in order to tie the series back up before heading back to the nation's capital.

4/19/2015

Braden Holtby, G, WAS

Braden Holtby

Caps Turn To Holtby (Illness) Sunday

News: Braden Holtby will start in net for Game 3 Sunday against the Islanders, Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington reports.
Analysis: Braden Holtby missed Friday's opener because of the illness, but will return to the net Sunday with Philipp Grubauer backing him up. Barring something unforseen, this will likely be the case the remainder of the series.

4/18/2015

Braden Holtby, G, WAS

Braden Holtby

Caps' Holtby (Illness) Expected To Return Sunday

News: Head coach Barry Trotz said he expects Braden Holtby (illness) to start for Sunday's matinee against the Islanders, Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington reports.
Analysis: Braden Holtby was expected to start for Friday night's Game 2, but was still feeling the effects of an as yet unknown illness. Back on the ice for practice Saturday, Holtby said he felt much better, and at this point appears the likely starter for Game 3 on Sunday. However, Phillip Grubauer played well in Holtby's absence, stopping 18 of 21 shots in Washington's win on Friday, so while Holtby's chances of playing Sunday look good, nothing has been set in stone yet, so check back prior to puck drop.

4/18/2015

Braden Holtby, G, WAS

Braden Holtby

Caps' Holtby (Illness) Returns To Practice

News: Braden Holtby (illness) returned to practice on Saturday, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.
Analysis: Braden Holtby missed Friday's morning skate due to illness, but was still expected to start Friday's contest against the Islanders. However, the illness was serious enough to hold him out of Friday's game. The fact that he was able to return to practice on Saturday indicates that he'll likely get the start in net for Game 3 of the series on Sunday.

4/17/2015

Braden Holtby, G, WAS

Braden Holtby

Caps' Holtby Out Friday

News: Braden Holtby (illness) will not play on Friday in Game 2 of the Caps' playoff series against the Islanders.
Analysis: Braden Holtby is currently battling an illness, but was still expected to play Friday, so this development comes as a bit of a surprise. In his absence, Philipp Grubauer will make his first NHL playoff start. Holtby is listed as day-to-day with the illness, and should be able to return for Game 3 on Sunday.

4/17/2015

Braden Holtby, G, WAS

Braden Holtby

Caps' Holtby Misses Morning Skate Friday

News: Braden Holtby (illness) missed the morning skate, but is expected to play in Game 2 against the Islanders on Friday, Mike Vogel of Monumental Network reports.
Analysis: Braden Holtby is said to be under the weather, and the team has recalled Philipp Grubauer from AHL Hershey as a precaution. However, Holtby is fully expected to play Friday, as the Capitals need him to be sharp if they are to even the series against the Islanders before heading to Long Island for Game 3 and 4. If you're in a playoff pool, check back prior to game time, but all signs point to Holtby starting tonight.

4/16/2015

Braden Holtby, G, WAS

Braden Holtby

Caps' Holtby Stops 23 In Loss

News: Braden Holtby allowed three goals on 26 shots in Wednesday's 4-1 loss to the Islanders.
Analysis: After an impressive regular season, Braden Holtby looked a little shaky in Game 1, posting a save percentage of just .885. He'll need to be better Friday to help the Caps avoid a 2-0 deficit heading into Game 3 on Long Island.

4/15/2015

Braden Holtby, G, WAS

Braden Holtby

Caps Roll With Holtby For Playoff Opener

News: Braden Holtby will be in the crease for Wednesday's playoff opener against the Islanders, Ben Raby of the Washington Post reports.
Analysis: In guiding the Capitals to the playoffs, Braden Holtby assumed the league's largest workload this season, making 73 appearances and setting several franchise records in the process. Four of those outings came against the Islanders, during which he went 2-0-2 with a 2.62 GAA and .918 save percentage. The Islanders will counter with Jaroslav Halak in goal for Game 1.

4/11/2015

Braden Holtby, G, WAS

Braden Holtby

Caps' Holtby Drops Season Finale

News: Braden Holtby gave up three goals on 33 shots in a 4-2 loss to the Rangers on Saturday. The fourth goal was an empty-netter.
Analysis: Braden Holtby has been terrific while playing a ton this season, posting a 41-20-10 record with a .923 save percentage and 2.22 GAA in a whopping 73 appearances. His 41 wins trail only Carey Price's 44, while his save percentage is seventh and GAA fifth among qualifiers. All in all, an elite performance from Holtby, who will look to take down the Islanders in the first round of the playoffs.

4/11/2015

Braden Holtby, G, WAS Caps Confirm Holtby For Saturday

Braden Holtby

Caps Confirm Holtby For Saturday

News: Braden Holtby has been confirmed as the starter for Saturday's game against the Rangers, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.
Analysis: It will be the 73rd appearance of the season for Braden Holtby, tying Olaf Kolzig's club record. Coach Barry Trotz indicated Friday that Holtby wasn't necessarily a lock to play the entire game, so those in daily formats may want to steer clear of using the netminder despite his pristine numbers (41-19-10, 2.21 GAA, .923 save percentage) this season. Don't be surprised if backup Justin Peters enters the game in the third period, or possibly sooner.

4/10/2015

Braden Holtby, G, WAS

Braden Holtby

Caps' Holtby Expected To Play Saturday

News: Braden Holtby is expected to receive the start for Saturday's regular-season finale against the Rangers, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports. "I would think there's a very strong possibility that Holts will start," coach Barry Trotz said after Friday's practice. "Doesn't mean that he will finish. It'll all depend."
Analysis: Another start would make 25 straight nods for Braden Holtby, while also allowing him to tie Olaf Kolzig's franchise-record 73 appearances in a season. If Holtby indeed gets the start and comes away with a win, it would bring his season total to 42, which would surpass the club record he already shares with Kolzig. With those personal milestones at stake and at least three days of rest ahead of him before the postseason begins, expect Holtby to be confirmed as the Capitals' starter during pregame warmups, which will come about a half hour before the 12:30 ET puck drop.

4/9/2015

Braden Holtby, G, WAS Caps' Holtby Shuts Out Bruins

Braden Holtby

Caps' Holtby Shuts Out Bruins

News: Braden Holtby stopped all 27 of the shots he faced in Wednesday's 3-0 win over the Bruins.
Analysis: Braden Holtby now leads the NHL with nine shutouts on the season, and has been spectacular for the Caps lately. He's also played in an astounding 72 of his team's games to date, making him one of this year's top fantasy netminders.

4/8/2015

Braden Holtby, G, WAS Caps' Holtby Likely To Play Wednesday

Braden Holtby

Caps' Holtby Likely To Play Wednesday

News: Braden Holtby worked in the starter's crease during morning skate and is expected to be in goal for Wednesday's game against the Bruins, Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington reports.
Analysis: The Capitals have secured a playoff spot, but with a home-ice advantage for the first round still up for grabs, coach Barry Trotz will stick with Braden Holtby for a 24th consecutive start. Holtby has won seven of his last 10 outings and was especially sharp in his last turn Sunday against Detroit, stopping 35 of 36 shots in the victory. Play him with confidence Wednesday.

4/5/2015

Braden Holtby, G, WAS

Braden Holtby

Caps' Holtby Sharp In Win

News: Braden Holtby turned aside 35 of 36 shots in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Red Wings.
Analysis: Making his franchise-record 23rd consecutive start, Braden Holtby was sharp once again as he earned his fourth win in his last five. It was also his 40th win of the season -- easily a personal-best for the 25-year-old -- as he's been one of the most reliable goalies all season.

4/5/2015

Braden Holtby, G, WAS

Braden Holtby

Caps Roll With Holtby On Sunday

News: Braden Holtby will start Sunday's game against the Red Wings.
Analysis: Braden Holtby -- who started Saturday as well -- is thus in line to make his 23rd straight start for the Caps, a mark that will break Wayne Stephenson's franchise record on that front.

4/5/2015

Braden Holtby, G, WAS

Braden Holtby

Caps Likely To Stick With Holtby On Sunday

News: Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post indicates that the Caps are likely to stick with Braden Holtby on Sunday against Detroit.
Analysis: We'll await confirmation the assignment, but per the report, if Braden Holtby gets the nod, he would set the Caps' franchise record with 23 consecutive starts. Holtby stopped 24 of 28 shots in Saturday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Sens.

4/4/2015

Braden Holtby, G, WAS Caps' Holtby Getting Nod Saturday

Braden Holtby

Caps' Holtby Getting Nod Saturday

News: Braden Holtby will draw the start in goal Saturday against the Senators, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.
Analysis: Coach Barry Trotz has previously pledged to ride Braden Holtby until the Capitals clinch a playoff spot, so it's no surprise that the netminder will get the start Saturday. Holtby will face off against a desperate Senators squad that remains on the outside of the playoff picture, so he could be in for a competitive battle. Regardless of opponent, Holtby has probably become an auto-roll at this stage of the season for most fantasy owners. He's won three straight games and sits on a 39-19-9 record, 2.23 GAA, and .920 save percentage for the season.