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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%: 85/68 | Average Draft Position: 49.49
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11:39 AM

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Braden Holtby

Caps' Holtby Starting Saturday

News: Braden Holtby will start between the pipes Saturday against the Flames, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.
Analysis: Braden Holtby is 2-1-1 on the season, but also got pulled after allowing three goals on seven shots on October 14 against the Sharks. He'll look to get on track Saturday after losing his last outing against the Oilers.

10/23/2014

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Braden Holtby

Caps' Holtby Mediocre In Loss Wednesday

News: Braden Holtby managed to stop just 17 of 20 shots in a loss to the Oilers on Wednesday.
Analysis: Braden Holtby was underwhelming against an Oilers team that had just one win heading into the game. He now owns a 2-1-1 record to go with a 2.13 GAA and .917 save percentage, and should continue continue to get the bulk of the starts ahead of backup Justin Peters for head coach Barry Trotz.

10/22/2014

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Braden Holtby

Caps' Holtby To Start Wednesday

News: Braden Holtby will start Wednesday against the Oilers.
Analysis: Braden Holtby has had a nice start to the season, posting a 2-0-1 record and a .932 save percentage in four games, despite getting pulled in Washington's game against the Sharks last week. Holtby is the clear starter over Jason Peters and unless he gets injured or struggles during the season, he should remain between the pipes for the Capitals nearly every night.

10/16/2014

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Braden Holtby

Caps' Holtby Stops 26 In Win

News: Braden Holtby turned away 26 of 28 shots in Thursday's victory over the Devils.
Analysis: After an awful game against the Sharks on Tuesday, when Braden Holtby gave up three goals on seven shots before being yanked, it's nice for him to bounce back with another strong performance. Even with that rough outing, he's only given up six goals so far this year.

10/16/2014

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Braden Holtby

Capitals' Holtby Gets Nod Thursday

News: Braden Holtby will be in goal for Thursday's game against the Devils.
Analysis: Braden Holtby will look to get back on track after being pulled in the first period of Tuesday's start. He will take on a Devils squad that sits at 3-0-0 and has scored 13 times through three games.

10/14/2014

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Braden Holtby

Caps' Holtby Pulled Midway Through First Period

News: Braden Holtby was pulled in the first period Tuesday against the Sharks after yielding three goals on seven shots.
Analysis: Braden Holtby had been excellent in his first two outings, as he came into the night sporting a 0.48 GAA and .981 save percentage. He will look to get back on track when the Capitals play New Jersey on Thursday.

10/14/2014

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Braden Holtby

Capitals' Holtby To Start Tuesday

News: Braden Holtby will be the starting goaltender in Tuesday's game against the Sharks.
Analysis: Braden Holtby has been stellar to start the season, giving up just on goal in 125:00 TOI. He will be tested Tuesday by a Sharks team that won its first two games of the season by a combined score of 7-0.

10/14/2014

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Braden Holtby

Caps' Holtby Likely To Start Tuesday

News: Braden Holtby will likely start Tuesday's game against San Jose, the Washington Post reports.
Analysis: A night off may be coming in the near future, however, as the Caps want to ensure that Justin Peters doesn't sit on the bench too long between starts. Peters may get a look Thursday against the Devils or Saturday against the Panthers before the Caps embark on a road trip. Braden Holtby has allowed just one goal in his first two starts this season.

10/11/2014

Braden Holtby, G, WAS Caps' Holtby Bricks Up Net, Shuts Out Bruins

Braden Holtby

Caps' Holtby Bricks Up Net, Shuts Out Bruins

News: Braden Holtby stopped all 29 shots he faced Saturday in a 4-0 win over the Bruins. He earned the game's first star for his efforts.
Analysis: He was really busy in the first 8 1/2 minutes, facing eight shots and a couple saves were particularly sparkling on excellent chances in tight. The shutout was the 12th of his career.

10/11/2014

Braden Holtby, G, WAS Caps Go With Holtby On Saturday

Braden Holtby

Caps Go With Holtby On Saturday

News: Braden Holtby will be in the crease Saturday against the Bruins, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.
Analysis: Braden Holtby was stellar for much of the preseason and performed admirably in Thursday's opener against the Canadiens, stopping 23 of 24 shots before falling in a shootout. It may be tough for Holtby to come away with his first win of the season with the Bruins starting the incomparable Tuukka Rask in the opposing goal, but the improved netminder should at least give the Caps a fighting chance at staying competitive on the road.

10/10/2014

Braden Holtby, G, WAS Caps' Holtby On Short End Of Shootout

Braden Holtby

Caps' Holtby On Short End Of Shootout

News: Braden Holtby stopped 23 of 24 shots in Thursday's opener against the Habs in regulation and overtime, but fell in the shootout.
Analysis: Braden Holtby shut out the Canadiens for the first 50 minutes before Tomas Plekanec's third goal of the young campaign sent the game to overtime. Though he only came away with one point for the Caps, Holtby played exceptionally well and seems poised for a breakout under new coach Barry Trotz and goalie coach Mitch Korn.

10/9/2014

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Braden Holtby

Capitals' Holtby To Start Opener

News: Braden Holtby will be in goal for Thursday's season opener against the Canadiens.
Analysis: Braden Holtby finished the preseason as the Capitals' top goaltender, so it comes as no surprise that he will get the nod in Thursday's game. Holtby went 2-0-0 and allowed just two goals on 58 shots in two starts against the Canadiens last season.

10/5/2014

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Braden Holtby

Caps' Holtby Ends Preseason With Win

News: Braden Holtby stopped 19 of the 21 shots he faced in Washington's 5-2 preseason finale win against the Hurricanes.
Analysis: Braden Holtby had a strong preseason in net, and will enter the regular season as the clear number one for the Caps. He posted career worsts in goals against average and save percentage in 2013-2014, but with new coach Barry Trotz and defensive reinforcements in place, Holtby should be able to improve in those areas this season.

10/1/2014

Braden Holtby, G, WAS

Braden Holtby

Caps' Holtby Has Shutout Streak End Wednesday

News: Braden Holtby's stellar preseason took a hit Wednesday night as he gave up five goals on 22 shots in 40 minutes of play during the Capitals' 6-1 loss to Buffalo.
Analysis: Braden Holtby had been perfect in his previous outings, but that was not the case on Wednesday. Now the established No.1 goaltender behind a deeper defense, the Saskatchewan native should have a bounce back season, and given the upside of playing for a Barry Trotz team, is still worth taking in all fantasy formats.

9/25/2014

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Braden Holtby

Caps' Holtby Shining In Preseason

News: Braden Holtby has posted a "clean sheet" through four periods over two preseason games, Alex Prewitt of The Washington Post reports.
Analysis: Braden Holtby has faced 40 shots in that span, and although it is only preseason action, the undisputed starting goaltender for the Capitals this season has looked solid. Given head coach Barry Trotz's past success with goaltenders, combined with a Capitals team that shored up its defensive corps significantly with the signings of Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik, Holtby should have a solid bounce-back season in DC this year. Holtby could be a top-10 goaltender this season, which gives him great value given that he's going in the middle rounds of most fantasy drafts. With no one pushing him for starts, Holtby is primed for a breakout performance in 2014-2015.

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

Braden Holtby, G, WAS

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

Braden Holtby, G, WAS

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

Braden Holtby, G, WAS

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

Braden Holtby, G, WAS

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).