Capitals Insider: Goaltenders


Posted at 10:27 PM ET, 03/22/2014

Jaroslav Halak sidelined by lower-body injury; Braden Holtby faces Sharks (updated)

In a late change, Holtby will made his first start since March 6.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:27 PM ET, 03/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Sharks, Goaltenders, Injuries, Jaroslav Halak

Posted at 07:55 PM ET, 03/20/2014

Jaroslav Halak makes smooth transition to Capitals

The veteran netminder is making a strong first impression as he takes over the Capitals’ top spot.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:55 PM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Kings, Contracts, Goaltenders, Jaroslav Halak, Nicklas Backstrom, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 09:41 PM ET, 03/19/2014

Capitals sign free-agent goaltender Pheonix Copley

The 22-year-old Alaska native will report to Hershey.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:41 PM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Goaltenders, Hershey Bears, Prospects

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 12/30/2013

Michal Neuvirth: ‘If I don’t play, I don’t get better’ (updated)

Neuvirth declines to comment when asked if he has asked the Capitals to trade him.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:43 PM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Goaltenders, Michal Neuvirth, Trades

Posted at 07:20 AM ET, 12/13/2013

Philipp Grubauer making the most of his time with Capitals

The composed 22-year-old netminder has put the Caps at ease.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:20 AM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Goaltenders, Olie Kolzig, Philipp Grubauer, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 06:53 PM ET, 10/26/2013

Braden Holtby’s confidence ‘sky high’ after strong showings in five consecutive starts

In the past five games Braden Holtby has stopped 172 of 182 shots for a .945 save percentage and 1.98 goals-against average.

By Katie Carrera  |  06:53 PM ET, 10/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Flames, Goaltenders, Olie Kolzig

Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 09/05/2013

Olie Kolzig ‘ready for the jump’ to head goalie coach

Olie Kolzig on what he's learned about coaching, the adjustments he plans to make to the Capitals' goaltending philosophy and more.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:23 AM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George McPhee, Goaltenders, Olie Kolzig

Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 09/04/2013

Olie Kolzig promoted to head goaltender coach

Former Capitals great Olie Kolzig is named head goaltending coach, which means he will work with the NHL netminders on a daily basis.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:41 AM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Goaltenders, Olie Kolzig

Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 06/24/2013

Capitals 'not interested' in trading Michal Neuvirth, McPhee says

General Manager George McPhee says the Capitals have no interest in trading Michal Neuvirth. But he's still penciled in as Braden Holtby's backup heading into next season.

By Katie Carrera  |  05:24 PM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, George McPhee, Goaltenders, Michal Neuvirth, offseason

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 12:28 AM ET, 02/10/2013

Braden Holtby records shutout, assist in Caps' win over Panthers

Braden Holtby came through for the Caps with a strong performance and a fancy highlight-reel assist in the 5-0 win over the Panthers.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:28 AM ET, 02/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Panthers, Goaltenders, Mathieu Perreault, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 02/09/2013

George McPhee on Michal Neuvirth, Braden Holtby: 'They can both play better'

General Manager George McPhee says the Capitals needs better performances from goaltenders Michal Neuvirth and Braden Holtby.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:40 PM ET, 02/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, George McPhee, Goaltenders, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 01/23/2013

Michal Neuvirth ready to face Canadiens

Neuvirth will make his first start of the season on Thursday.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:44 PM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Habs, Goaltenders, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 01/14/2013

Oates expects both Holtby and Neuvirth to play a lot in shortened season

Coach Adam Oates talks a bit about how he plans on using the goaltenders.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:39 PM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Goaltenders, Michal Neuvirth