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What The Hell Happened: Penguins hang on, win 4-3 and avoid season sweep by Caps

It was only a matter of time before the real Braden Holtby showed up. The Penguins lit Holtby up for four goals on 26 shots, which is huge, being that they had only scored one goal in their previous 91 shots against him. More importantly, the Penguins reminded not only the Capitals, but maybe even themselves that they actually can play against the Metro division big boys. Also,...
Via The Pensblog
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Why can’t the Penguins solve Braden Holtby?

Braden Holtby is a good goalie. But is he really that good to only have given up 1 goal in three games? Lets take a look: This is Holtby’s season against the Penguins: Incredible that he has faced 91 shots, and given up one goal. Holtby isn’t getting tested in front We poured over SportingGraphs, and a bunch of other sites. Could really find anything until we went to War...
Via The Pensblog
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps down the Isles in shootout, 3-2

The Washington Capitals continue to surge to the playoffs, defeating the New York Islanders 3-2 in a shootout, earning their fourth consecutive win.  Despite previous surges, this was the first time this season that the Caps have strung together four straight wins. Travis Hamonic gave the Isles this initial lead at the 7:41 mark  of the opening period.  Hamonic fired a wrister...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals 4, Los Angeles 0: Highlights, Recap, Reaction

  Braden Holtby recorded his NHL-leading sixth shutout, as the Washington Capitals blanked the defending Stanley Cup champions Los Angeles Kings 4-0. The win snaps a two-game losing streak, and is the second consecutive win by the Capitals by the score of 4-0. .@Holts170 gets his 6th shutout of the year and @tbrouwer20 records 2 goals in 4-0 win. #CapsKings
Via KCM Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Brouwer scores 2, Holtby stops 27 shots as Capitals blank Kings

  Troy Brouwer scored two goals, Braden Holtby stopped 27 shots and the Washington Capitals beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-0 Tuesday night for their second win in eight games. Playing in his 500th career game, Brouwer staked Washington to a 2-0 lead with a goal in each of the first two periods. It was his first multigoal game of the season and only the third with multiple points....
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Montreal 1, Capitals 0: Highlights, Recap, Reaction

  Saturday’s matinee between the Washington Capitals and Montreal Canadiens turned into a defensive classic, as both goaltenders stole the spotlight. Braden Holtby of the Capitals and Montreal’s Carey Price were both coming off shutout wins, and they both applied that momentum into Saturday’s contest, as neither allowed a goal through the game’s first 60 minutes. It would...
Via KCM Sports
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Capitals' Braden Holtby loses puck in his pads (VIDEO)

Braden Holtby did a little magic trick during the Capitals’ 4-3 win Sunday over the Panthers by making the puck disappear. Only problem was that the Washington goalie lost it in his pads. Early in the third period, Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad launched a shot from above the left circle and Holtby caught it inside his layers of padding. After a short delay...
Via The Other Paper
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Braden Holtby loses the puck in his pads, puck magically reappears

There are few things as comical as when a goaltender loses the puck inside his equipment. It’s even better when the goalie – Braden Holtby – claims he never had the puck only for it to pop out as soon as he gives up looking for it. (H/T Deadspin) The post Video: Braden Holtby loses the puck in his pads, puck magically reappears appeared first on Puck Drunk Love.
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Capitals goalie Braden Holtby head-bangs his mask off (Video)

Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby shook his mask right off his head during Sunday's preseason game against Montreal.Holtby got hit in the side of the head with a high stick from Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher when he threw his head forward, throwing the mask off his head.As per NHL rules, play stops immediately when the goalie's mask comes off, provided that the opponent...
Via Holdout Sports
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

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