Capitals Insider: Goalies


Posted at 07:03 PM ET, 02/06/2014

Michal Neuvirth ill; Braden Holtby to face Jets

For the second time this season, Neuvirth will be unable to make a scheduled start.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:03 PM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Goalies, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 02/03/2014

How much has inconsistent goaltending cost the Caps this season?

George McPhee said that the Capitals would have 10 more points with better goaltending this season.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:19 PM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, George McPhee, Goalies, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 01/12/2014

Determining starter vs. Sabres another ‘difficult decision’ for Oates

Who should start against the league-worst Sabres?

By Katie Carrera  |  10:06 AM ET, 01/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Goalies

Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 01/10/2014

Michal Neuvirth to start against Maple Leafs

The 25-year-old netminder will make his first appearance since Nov. 22.

By Katie Carrera  |  05:42 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Leafs, Goalies, Lineups, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 12:23 AM ET, 01/10/2014

Philipp Grubauer’s split save against the Lightning

Watch the rookie netminder’s highlight-reel save from Thursday’s 4-3 win in Tampa.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:23 AM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Lightning, Goalies, Philipp Grubauer

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 01/08/2014

Olie Kolzig on Caps’ goaltending battle: ‘It will sort itself out’

Capitals goaltending coach Olie Kolzig discusses the ongoing drama in Washington’s goal.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:15 AM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Goalies, Michal Neuvirth, Olie Kolzig

Posted at 01:01 AM ET, 01/05/2014

Braden Holtby: ‘It’s all about getting the confidence back’

The Capitals goaltender acknowledges that his confidence has been shaken by recent struggles.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:01 AM ET, 01/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Wild, Goalies

Posted at 07:22 PM ET, 01/03/2014

Braden Holtby determined to improve while waiting for next start

Oates shares some insight into how he’s selected the starting goaltender this week.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:22 PM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Goalies, Line combinations, Practice update

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 01/02/2014

Capitals stick with Philipp Grubauer

The rookie netminder will make his ninth start in the past 12 games.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:32 AM ET, 01/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Canes, Goalies, Philipp Grubauer

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 12/19/2013

Mikhail Grabovski returns to practice, likely to play against Hurricanes

Notes from Thursday’s practice.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:25 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Goalies, Injuries, Mikhail Grabovski, Practice update

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 12/02/2013

Michal Neuvirth placed on injured reserve, Brooks Laich misses another practice with groin injury (update)

The backup goaltender will be eligible to return to the lineup Saturday against Nashville.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:14 AM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Goalies, Groin injuries, Injuries, Michal Neuvirth, Philipp Grubauer

Posted at 09:56 PM ET, 11/29/2013

Braden Holtby comes up big on short notice, helps fuel Caps’ win

Braden Holtby finished with 35 saves in a game he wasn’t supposed to appear in.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:56 PM ET, 11/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Habs, Goalies, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 11/29/2013

Michal Neuvirth injured during warmups, won’t travel to New York (updated)

A last-minute switch in net for Washington.

By Katie Carrera  |  05:12 PM ET, 11/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Habs, Goalies, Injuries, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 05/22/2013

Capitals season review: Goaltending

Braden Holtby anchored the Capitals for the bulk of the season, but GM George McPhee insists there is no hierarchy in net.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:46 AM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, George McPhee, Goalies, Michal Neuvirth, Season breakdown

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 05/02/2013

Braden Holtby: 'You throw experience out the window and you just play'

The Capitals will turn to the same goaltender, who started in the last game of the previous year's playoffs for the first contest of the following spring, for the first time since Olie Kolzig did so back in 1999-00 and 2000-01.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:29 AM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 Stanley Cup playoffs, Braden Holtby, Caps-Rangers, Eastern Conference quarterfinals, Goalies

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 04/27/2013

Capitals re-sign Michal Neuvirth

Michal Neuvirth signs a two-year contract worth $5 million with an annual salary cap hit of $2.5 million.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:21 AM ET, 04/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Contract extension, Goalies, Michal Neuvirth, Signings

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 04/11/2013

Braden Holtby back in net vs. Carolina for 29th start of season

Rest is all well and good but Braden Holtby would rather be in the Capitals net. He'll be back there Thursday night with a start against the Carolina Hurricanes.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:51 PM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Canes, Goalies, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 04/09/2013

Adam Oates on starting Michal Neuvirth in Montreal: 'He needs to know that he's a part of our team'

Coach Adam Oates explains why the Capitals will turn to Michal Neuvirth tonight in Montreal.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:55 PM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Habs, Goalies, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 04/05/2013

Braden Holtby stellar with 35-save outing against Islanders

Braden Holtby stops 35 shots against the Islanders in his 10th consecutive start. The 23-year-old netminder has started 27 of Washington's 37games this season.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:22 AM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Brooks Laich, Caps-Isles, Goalies, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 04/02/2013

Michal Neuvirth takes part in Capitals morning skate: 'I'm feeling good'

Michal Neuvirth says he's feeling better three days after being struck in the mask by a shot.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:17 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Canes, Goalies, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 03/31/2013

Michal Neuvirth not feeling well, Capitals recall Philipp Grubauer

The Captials are guarding against the possibility that Michal Neuvirth suffered a concussion when he took a puck off the mask in Saturday's morning skate. They've called up Philipp Grubauer to back up Braden Holtby against the Flyers.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:40 PM ET, 03/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Flyers, Concussions, Goalies, Michal Neuvirth, Philipp Grubauer

Posted at 01:24 AM ET, 03/29/2013

Michal Neuvirth adjusting to light workload

Michal Neuvirth has never had this light of a workload as a full-time NHLer. He's adjusting but still wants to be a No. 1 netminder.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:24 AM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Goalies, Goaltenders, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 03/23/2013

Braden Holtby unfazed by potential goaltender equipment changes

The NHL's general managers endorsed the idea of reducing the size of goaltender equipment. While some netminders aren't pleased with the possibility, neither Holtby nor Caps associate goaltending coach Olie Kolzig minds the change.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:04 PM ET, 03/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Goalies, Olie Kolzig, Ondrej Pavelec

Posted at 06:36 PM ET, 03/10/2013

Braden Holtby pulled after allowing three goals in loss to Rangers

Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby on his game after allowing three goals on 19 shots: "It has to be better, simple as that."

By Katie Carrera  |  06:36 PM ET, 03/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Rangers, Goalies, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 02/03/2013

Braden Holtby frustrated with performance in first game against Penguins

The Penguins scored their first five goals on just 14 shots Sunday and the 22-year-old goalie stopped just 20 of the 26 shots he faced.

By Mark Giannotto  |  05:23 PM ET, 02/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Pens, Goalies, Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 01/31/2013

Michal Neuvirth brings 'stability' to struggling Caps

Goaltender Braden Holtby says Michal Neuvirth "deserves" to play and understands why the Capitals are rolling with the 24-year-old Czech.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:32 PM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Leafs, Goalies, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Braden Holtby feels ‘fortunate to be playing’ during NHL lockout

With no end in sight to the labor dispute between owners and players, the young goalie is back with the AHL's Bears for the foreseeable future.

By Washington Post Sports Editors  |  04:18 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AHL, Braden Holtby, Goalies, Hershey Bears, NHL lockout