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Posted at 07:59 AM ET, 04/21/2014

Capitals season review: Goaltending

A look at the odd year in net for the Capitals.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:59 AM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Goaltending, Jaroslav Halak, Michal Neuvirth, Olie Kolzig, Philipp Grubauer

Posted at 11:00 PM ET, 04/13/2014

Capitals reflect on what went wrong

The Caps have already had four days to ponder why they’re facing a long offseason.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:00 PM ET, 04/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Lightning, Eric Fehr, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 08:27 AM ET, 04/09/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-1 win in St. Louis

FIVE THOUGHTS | When most had counted the team out, Washington puts on its best performance in months.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:27 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Blues, Defense, Five thoughts, Karl Alzner, Nicklas Backstrom, playoff race

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 04/08/2014

Braden Holtby to face Blues; Jaroslav Halak not ‘comfortable’ facing former team

Notes from the skate in St. Louis.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:26 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Blues, Jaroslav Halak, Lineups

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 04/06/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-3 shootout win against the Islanders

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ win on Long Island.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:57 AM ET, 04/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Isles, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Five thoughts, Jason Chimera, Joel Ward

Posted at 11:45 PM ET, 04/01/2014

Capitals show ‘zero urgency’ in blowout loss to Stars

Embarrassing loss at home against Dallas is another blow to Washington’s playoff chances.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:45 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Stars, Eric Fehr

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 03/30/2014

Five thoughts on Capitals’ 4-2 loss to Boston

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ loss to the Bruins.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:55 AM ET, 03/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Bruins, Five thoughts, Jason Chimera, Power play

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 03/29/2014

Open thread: Capitals vs. Bruins

Discuss the game as the Capitals and Braden Holtby host the Bruins on Saturday afternoon.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:50 AM ET, 03/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Bruins, Lineups, Open Thread

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 03/23/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 3-2 shootout win against the Sharks

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ win in San Jose.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:50 AM ET, 03/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Sharks, Chris Brown, Dustin Penner, Eric Fehr, Five thoughts, Penalty Kill, Shootouts, Tom Wilson

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 11:09 AM ET, 03/07/2014

Five Thoughts on the Capitals’ 3-0 loss to the Bruins

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ loss Thursday at Boston.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:09 AM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Bruins, Five thoughts, Karl Alzner, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 03/06/2014

Jaroslav Halak joins Capitals but Braden Holtby will start against Bruins

Halak is glad to have a chance to play in the playoffs again.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:33 PM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Bruins, Jaroslav Halak

Posted at 07:18 AM ET, 03/03/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 5-4 overtime loss to the Flyers

Notes and observations on the Caps’ loss to Philadelphia.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:18 AM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Flyers, Eric Fehr, Five thoughts, Jay Beagle, Marcus Johansson

Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 02/28/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ win over the Panthers

Notes and observations on Thursday night’s win in South Florida.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:37 AM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Brooks Laich, Caps-Panthers, Five thoughts, Mike Green, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 07:25 PM ET, 02/21/2014

Caps in limbo between Olympic break, NHL stretch run

With so many practice days before the Caps play again, Adam Oates is trying to not overwhelm players in the early stages.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:25 PM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Sochi 2014

Posted at 08:03 AM ET, 02/09/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ win over the Devils

Notes and observations from the win against the Devils.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:03 AM ET, 02/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Devils, Five thoughts, Martin Erat, Troy Brouwer

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 01:31 PM ET, 01/30/2014

Braden Holtby to make third consecutive start

Notes from the morning skate at Nationwide Arena.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:31 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Blue Jackets, Lineups

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 01/25/2014

Alex Ovechkin skates, may return to Capitals’ lineup in Montreal

The star winger had an encouraging practice and hopes to face the Canadiens Saturday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:23 PM ET, 01/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Habs, Groin injuries, Injuries, Mikhail Grabovski

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 01/22/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 2-0 loss to the Senators

Notes and observations from Washington’s latest loss at Verizon Center on Tuesday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:55 AM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Sens, Five thoughts, Mikhail Grabovski

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 01/21/2014

Braden Holtby will start against Ottawa

Braden Holtby will make his first start since Jan. 4 on Tuesday night at Verizon Center.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:14 PM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Sens, Lineups

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 01/20/2014

Capitals place Steve Oleksy on waivers, send Grubauer to Hershey

Capitals shuffle roster in response to five-game losing streak.

By Chelsea Janes  |  01:56 PM ET, 01/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Michael Neuvirth, Philipp Grubauer, Steve Oleksy

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/20/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-1 loss in New York

Notes and observations from Washington’s loss to the Rangers.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Rangers, Dmitry Orlov, Five thoughts, Martin Erat, Philipp Grubauer

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 01/18/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 5-1 loss to the Blue Jackets

Few if any positives can be taken from Washington’s loss to the Blue Jackets on Friday, a defeat replete with mental mistakes.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:00 AM ET, 01/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Blue Jackets, Five thoughts, John Carlson, 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 02:13 PM ET, 01/04/2014

Braden Holtby to start against Wild

News and notes from the Capitals’ morning skate in Minnesota.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:13 PM ET, 01/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Brooks Laich, Caps-Wild, Lineups, Martin Erat

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 11:28 AM ET, 12/18/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 5-2 loss in Philadelphia

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ loss to the Flyers.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:28 AM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Flyers, Five thoughts, John Carlson, Tom Wilson

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 12/17/2013

Braden Holtby to start in Philadelphia; Brooks Laich skates for second straight day

News and notes from the Capitals’ morning skate in Philadelphia.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:14 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Brooks Laich, Caps-Flyers, Casey Wellman, Groin injuries, Injuries, Michael Latta, Roster moves

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 12/10/2013

Braden Holtby will start as Capitals host injury-ravaged Lightning

Notes from the Capitals morning skate.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:29 AM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Brooks Laich, Caps-Lightning, Injuries, Lineups, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 12/07/2013

Patrick Wey will make NHL debut against Predators; Braden Holtby to start

Notes from the Capitals’ morning skate.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:42 AM ET, 12/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Preds, Defense, Lineups, Patrick Wey

Posted at 11:31 PM ET, 12/03/2013

Braden Holtby struggles in Capitals’ 4-1 loss to Carolina

Braden Holtby allows four goals on 23 shots through two periods against the Hurricanes.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:31 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Canes, Karl Alzner

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 12/01/2013

Washington Capitals remain enigmatic two months into the NHL season

Nearly a third of the way through the season, it’s impossible to predict which Capitals team will emerge for any given game.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:06 PM ET, 12/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Analysis, Braden Holtby, Nicklas Backstrom, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 12/01/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ overtime win against the Islanders

Notes and observations from the win over the Islanders.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:03 AM ET, 12/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Volpatti, Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Isles, Dmitry Orlov, Five thoughts, Karl Alzner, Martin Erat

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 11:55 AM ET, 11/28/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 6-4 loss to the Ottawa Senators

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ loss to Ottawa.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:55 AM ET, 11/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Brooks Laich, Caps-Sens, Eric Fehr, Five thoughts, Mike Green

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 11/26/2013

Capitals teammates respect Martin Erat’s right to seek a trade

The Capitals don’t expect Martin Erat’s trade request to be a distraction, and they understand he wants to play more.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:01 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Martin Erat, Trades, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 12:16 AM ET, 11/24/2013

Mikhail Grabovski escapes significant injury after being hit in face by skate

Grabovski needed 20 stitches to close two cuts on his face.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:16 AM ET, 11/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Leafs, Injuries, Mikhail Grabovski

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Mike Green expected to face Canadiens; Oates undecided about goaltender

News and notes from Thursday’s practice.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:51 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Injuries, Mike Green, Practice update

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 11/21/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-0 loss to Pittsburgh

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ loss to the Penguins.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:04 AM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Brooks Laich, Caps-Pens, Five thoughts, Karl Alzner

Posted at 12:40 AM ET, 11/21/2013

Braden Holtby’s struggles against Penguins continue

Capitals goalie Braden Holtby is winless in four career appearances against Pittsburgh.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:40 AM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Pens

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 11/18/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ win over the Blues

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ 4-1 win over St. Louis.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:56 AM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Blues, Five thoughts, John Carlson, Nicklas Backstrom, Third line

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 11/10/2013

Capitals bracing for altitude effects against Avalanche

Playing in the altitude of Denver on the second game of back-to-backs is far from ideal.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:37 PM ET, 11/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Avs, Karl Alzner

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 11/08/2013

Capitals take randomness out of the shootout

The Capitals are now 4-0 in shootouts this season -- and perfect in the Adam Oates era.

By Barry Svrluga  |  08:59 AM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 12:24 AM ET, 11/02/2013

Braden Holtby, Ray Emery brawl as Capitals’ win turns into fight night in Philadelphia

Washington’s 7-0 win was a bit overshadowed by third-period fireworks in Philadelphia.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:24 AM ET, 11/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Flyers, Joel Ward, Ray Emery, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 10/27/2013

Capitals are plagued by slow starts

There has been no more consistent fault in the Capitals’ game than sluggish play in the first period.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:55 PM ET, 10/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Flames, John Carlson

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 11:55 AM ET, 10/25/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-1 win against Edmonton

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ win in Edmonton.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:55 AM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Oilers, Five thoughts, Jason Chimera, Joel Ward, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 10/23/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 5-4 shootout win against the Jets

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ win in Winnipeg.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:26 AM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Jets, Five thoughts, Mikhail Grabovski, Nicklas Backstrom, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 10/20/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-1 win over Columbus

Notes and observations on the Capitals’ victory against Columbus Saturday.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:36 AM ET, 10/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Blue Jackets, Five thoughts, Steve Oleksy

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 10/17/2013

Capitals’ woes rooted in poor defensive play

The Capitals might not be creating much offense through the first seven games, but their problems begin in the defensive zone.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:44 PM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Rangers, Defense, Karl Alzner

Posted at 12:09 AM ET, 10/15/2013

Braden Holtby’s ‘huge’ save in Capitals’ 4-2 win over Oilers

Holtby’s key save kept the game tied Monday night, allowing the Capitals offense time to establish a lead of their own.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:09 AM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Oilers, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 10/12/2013

Patrick Roy makes first visit to Washington as Avalanche coach

Alex Ovechkin says he’s looking forward to seeing former goaltending great Patrick Roy behind the bench tonight.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:32 AM ET, 10/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Avs, Lineups, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 11:42 PM ET, 10/10/2013

Third period gaffe costs Capitals in 3-2 loss to Hurricanes

A look at the play that resulted in Nathan Gerbe’s game winning goal for Carolina.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:42 PM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Canes, John Carlson

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 10/06/2013

Five thoughts about the Capitals' 2-1 loss to the Stars

Notes and observations from the Capitals loss in Dallas Saturday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:22 AM ET, 10/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Stars, Five thoughts, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 10/04/2013

Braden Holtby on making adjustments to his game this season

No reason to panic about Holtby's start.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:45 PM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Goaltending

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 10/04/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals' win over the Flames

Notes on the Capitals’ win over the Flames.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:01 AM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Flames, connor carrick, Five thoughts, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 09/17/2013

Mike Green: Ice in Baltimore ‘wasn’t very good’ during morning skate

How will the ice conditions hold up in Baltimore?

By Katie Carrera  |  01:01 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Hockey Classic, Braden Holtby, Brooks Laich, Injuries, Mike Green, Mikhail Grabovski, Nicklas Backstrom, Preseason

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 09/15/2013

Capitals take note of new NHL nets

The Capitals played with the NHL’s new nets for the first time Saturday night. The changes are subtle, but require adjustments from players.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:02 PM ET, 09/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Karl Alzner, NHL rules, Philipp Grubauer, Training Camp

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 07/22/2013

Holtby, Green, Alzner invited to Canada's Olympic camp; Carlson, to U.S. camp; Ovechkin, Kuznetsov among Russia invitees

Three Caps are among the 47 invitees to Hockey Canada's orientation camp ahead of the 2014 Olympics in Sochi.

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  02:28 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Braden Holtby, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Karl Alzner, Marcus Johansson, Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom, Olympics, Sochi 2014, USA Hockey

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 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 10:56 PM ET, 05/12/2013

Capitals accuse Derek Dorsett of slew-footing Mike Green

Braden Holtby accused Derek Dorsett of a "dirty slew foot" against Mike Green and Coach Adam Oates called it a "very dangerous play".

By Katie Carrera  |  10:56 PM ET, 05/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 Stanley Cup playoffs, Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Rangers Game 6, Derek Dorsett, Eastern Conference quarterfinals, Mike Green, Playoffs

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 05/12/2013

Capitals want to continue frustrating Rangers winger Rick Nash

Rangers winger Rick Nash has just one point, an assist, through the first five games of this series and the Capitals want to make sure his dry spell continues for another few days.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:07 PM ET, 05/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 Stanley Cup playoffs, Braden Holtby, Caps-Rangers Game 6, Eastern Conference quarterfinals, Karl Alzner, Playoffs, Rick Nash

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 05/09/2013

Braden Holtby's puck-handling mistake doesn't worry Capitals

Braden Holtby's error in puck handling cost the Capitals a goal early in Game 4 against the Rangers, but don't expect Coach Adam Oates to discourage him from playing the puck going forward.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:49 PM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 Stanley Cup playoffs, Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Rangers Game 4, Joel Ward, Playoffs

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 05/06/2013

Braden Holtby concerned about Capitals' being too 'loose'

Braden Holtby stresses focus heading into Game 3, questions Capitals' loose mood at morning skate.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:50 PM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 Stanley Cup playoffs, Braden Holtby, Caps-Rangers Game 3, Eastern Conference quarterfinals, Playoffs

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 05/05/2013

Delay-of-game penalty played a significant role in Caps' Game 2 win

The penalty for firing the puck over the glass played a substantial role in the Capitals' Game 2 win, but there are mixed feelings about the rule itself.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:27 PM ET, 05/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 Stanley Cup playoffs, Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Rangers Game 2, Delay of game, Eastern Conference quarterfinals, Karl Alzner, Playoffs, Steve Oleksy

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 05/05/2013

Braden Holtby on Game 2: 'It wasn't a very hard game for me'

Braden Holtby earned his first shutout in the Stanley Cup playoffs with 24 saves in Game 2 against the Rangers, but acknowledged it wasn't an especially difficult game for him.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:13 PM ET, 05/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 Stanley Cup playoffs, Braden Holtby, Caps-Rangers Game 2, Eastern Conference quarterfinals, Mike Green, Playoffs

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 05/03/2013

Steve Oleksy has eventful playoff debut with pretty assist, puck to face

Steve Oleksy made quite the impression in his first career Stanley Cup playoff game with a perfect pass to set-up the game winning goal and not being fazed by a puck to the face.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:46 AM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 Stanley Cup playoffs, Braden Holtby, Caps-Rangers Game 1, Eastern Conference quarterfinals, Jason Chimera, Marcus Johansson, Playoffs, Steve Oleksy

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 08:09 AM ET, 05/01/2013

Capitals-Rangers: Top five story lines to watch unfold

Anything can swing the balance in a playoff series, but here are the top five story lines to watch.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:09 AM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 Stanley Cup playoffs, Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Rangers, Playoffs

Posted at 07:21 AM ET, 04/24/2013

John Erskine's key saves in Caps' win against Winnipeg

John Erskine comes up big in the Capitals' 5-3 win over the Jets by playing goalie.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:21 AM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Jets, Jason Chimera, John Erskine, Matt Hendricks

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 04/23/2013

Capitals hope to take advantage of tired, 'maybe a little sloppy' Winnipeg

The Jets are in desperation mode and a loss would severely damage their postseason hopes, but the Capitals are hoping to take advantage of a tired foe playing on the second night of back-to-back games.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:02 PM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Jets, Ondrej Pavelec, playoff race, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 04/21/2013

Braden Holtby comes to his own defense in Montreal

Braden Holtby discusses defending himself against opponents intentionally trying to run him in his crease.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:32 PM ET, 04/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Habs

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 04/20/2013

Braden Holtby to make fifth consecutive start

Notes from the Capitals morning skate.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:15 PM ET, 04/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Habs, Line combinations

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 04/19/2013

Braden Holtby not dwelling on puck-handling blunder

Braden Holtby made a rare puck-handling mistake in the second period Thursday that led to the Senators' game-winning goal.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:12 AM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Sens

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 04/19/2013

Capitals 'sloppy' against Senators

It's been a few weeks since the Capitals looked out of sorts for much of a game, but they must ensure that their 'sloppy' play was just a one-game blip.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:31 AM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Sens, Mike Green

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 04/17/2013

Caps believe Jay McClement should have been penalized for hit on Nicklas Backstrom

The Capitals thought there should have been a penalty on Jay McClement's hit that sent Nicklas Backstrom into the boards in the first period Tuesday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:20 AM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Leafs, Jay McClement, Nicklas Backstrom, Steve Oleksy, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 12:37 AM ET, 04/12/2013

Braden Holtby recovers from shaky start, finishes with 43 saves in win over Hurricanes

Braden Holtby was a little out of sorts at the start of Thursday's game against Carolina but recovered to finish with a career-high saves in a regular season games en route to a 3-1 win.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:37 AM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Canes, Mike Green, Troy Brouwer

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 01:23 PM ET, 04/07/2013

Alex Ovechkin's offensive tear continues with hat trick against Panthers

Alex Ovechkin continued his recent offensive tear with a four-point night against the Florida Panthers that included his second hat trick of the season.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:23 PM ET, 04/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Panthers

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 04/07/2013

Capitals want to learn from lackluster finish against Panthers

The Capitals won Saturday night, but they gave up three goals in the third period. The players want to make sure that doesn't become a habit.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:26 PM ET, 04/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Panthers

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 12:30 PM ET, 04/01/2013

Capitals squander opportunity against Flyers, know more desperate games lie ahead

The Capitals 5-4 overtime loss Sunday night not only cost them an extra point but also the ability to put some distance on them and the Flyers on the playoff bubble.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:30 PM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Flyers, Eastern Conference standings, Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 04/01/2013

Steve Oleksy's hit, fight swings game for Capitals, but they can't hold on against Flyers

Steve Oleksy swings the momentum with a big hit and ensuing fight that led to a Caps power play.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:21 AM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Flyers, Jakub Voracek, Steve Oleksy, Troy Brouwer, Zac Rinaldo

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 09:24 AM ET, 03/31/2013

Mike Green bounces back from mistake vs. Islanders with game-tying goal at Buffalo

With the memory of his costly mistake against the Islanders still fresh in his mind, Mike Green wanted to make sure he made a positive impact for the Capitals in Buffalo. He did just that, scoring the game-tying goal with 39.2 seconds left in regulation.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:24 AM ET, 03/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Sabres, Mike Green

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 03/30/2013

Braden Holtby to start, Jeff Schultz back in Capitals' lineup vs. Sabres

Notes from the Capitals' morning skate in Buffalo.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:22 PM ET, 03/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Sabres, Jeff Schultz, Line combinations

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 03/27/2013

One-timers: Capitals can't prevent rough start against Islanders

Notes from the Capitals' 3-2 loss to the Islanders.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:57 AM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Isles, Eric Fehr, John Carlson, Mathieu Perreault, Mike Ribeiro, One timers

Posted at 12:39 AM ET, 03/25/2013

Capitals beat Rangers in shootout, Oates still not fond of tie-breaker

The Capitals were the last team in the NHL to go to a shootout this season. They won but Coach Adam Oates still isn't all that enamored with the tie-breaking procedure.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:39 AM ET, 03/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Rangers, shootout

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 12:45 AM ET, 03/23/2013

Capitals capture four points in Winnipeg, sweep back-to-back games against Jets

The Capitals knew that a pair of wins in Winnipeg would go a long way to helping their playoff aspirations and came away with a clean sweep of the Jets in back-to-back games.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:45 AM ET, 03/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Brooks Laich, Caps-Jets

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 03/22/2013

Braden Holtby to start again against Jets

Braden Holtby gets the nod for round two against Winnipeg and other notes from the Capitals' optional morning skate.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:56 PM ET, 03/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Jets, Joey Crabb

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 03/22/2013

Capitals need to replicate winning performance against Jets

Washington played one of its most complete games in Thursday's 4-0 win over the Jets. Now the Capitals must do it again Friday night against the same Winnipeg squad.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:51 AM ET, 03/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Jets, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 07:24 AM ET, 03/20/2013

More on the Capitals' missed power play opportunity

The Capitals inability to score on a four-minute power play and Pittsburgh's strong penalty kill in the third period changed the course of Tuesday's game.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:24 AM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Pens, Dan Bylsma, Eric Fehr, Matt Niskanen, Sidney Crosby

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 03/19/2013

Braden Holtby: Capitals 'haven't been even close to intense enough'

Asked about the importance of Brooks Laich's return to the lineup, goaltender Braden Holtby said the Capitals haven't been intense enough this season and hopes that the utility forward can help spark them.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:06 PM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Brooks Laich, Caps-Pens, Matt Hendricks

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 03/13/2013

Michal Neuvirth will start in net Thursday against Carolina

Adam Oates plans to start Michal Neuvirth in net on Thursday against the Hurricanes.

By Eric Detweiler  |  02:08 PM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Michal Neuvirth, Philipp Grubauer

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 03/13/2013

One-timers: Carolina senses Capitals' struggles, trying to knock them out of division race

The Hurricanes know they can all but eliminate Washington from the division race with another win Thursday and other notes following the Capitals' 4-0 loss.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:38 AM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alexander Semin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Canes, Jeff Schultz, Karl Alzner, One timers

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 11:33 AM ET, 03/09/2013

Philipp Grubauer to make first NHL start against Islanders

Top goaltending prospect Philipp Grubauer will make his first career NHL start Saturday afternoon at the New York Islanders

By Katie Carrera  |  11:33 AM ET, 03/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Isles, Philipp Grubauer

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 03/07/2013

Michal Neuvirth sick, Capitals recall Philipp Grubauer (updated)

Michal Neuvirth is sick once again so the Capitals have recalled prospect Philipp Grubauer.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:14 AM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Call-ups, Caps-Panthers, Michal Neuvirth, Philipp Grubauer

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 03/05/2013

Adam Oates: Steve Oleksy brings balance to Capitals defense

Coach Adam Oates explains that Steve Oleksy will help bring balance to the Capitals' defense because he is a right-handed shot.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:34 PM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Bruins, Hershey Bears, Steven Oleksy

Posted at 08:39 AM ET, 03/05/2013

Capitals hope to 'hang' with Bruins

Washington's focus is the test the Bruins pose at this stage in the season, not its playoff victory of nearly four months ago.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:39 AM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Bruins, Karl Alzner, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 09:21 PM ET, 03/02/2013

Holtby stays calm, lets the system do its work in shutout

Holtby stays calm, lets the system do its work in shutout

By Katie Carrera  |  09:21 PM ET, 03/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Mike Ribeiro, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 02/28/2013

Philipp Grubauer's NHL debut a 'dream come true'

The lone bright spot in the Capitals' loss at Philadelphia was the NHL debut of top goaltending prospect Philipp Grubauer.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:10 PM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Flyers, Philipp Grubauer

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 02/28/2013

One-timers: Capitals halt momentum with loss to Flyers

Notes from the Capitals' loss to the Flyers on Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby and how this latest defeat halted their progress.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:46 AM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Flyers, One timers

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 02/27/2013

One-timers: Capitals keeping defensemen involved offensively

Coach Adam Oates has encouraged the blue liners to jump up in the play since training camp and it looks like they're all growing more comfortable with the directive.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:50 AM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Canes, John Carlson, John Erskine, Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom, One timers

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 02/27/2013

Capitals recall Philipp Grubauer, Michal Neuvirth sick

With Michal Neuvirth ill, the Capitals have recalled prospect Philipp Grubauer. He'll likely serve as Braden Holtby's backup against the Flyers.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:05 AM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Call-ups, Caps-Flyers, Michal Neuvirth, Philipp Grubauer

Posted at 12:06 AM ET, 02/27/2013

Braden Holtby records second shutout of the season in win over 'Canes

The Capitals goaltender is on a roll. His second shutout of the season and an important save early on Alexander Semin helped Washington to a 3-0 win.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:06 AM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Canes, Joel Ward, John Carlson, Tom Poti

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 02/25/2013

Braden Holtby agrees to two-year contract extension (updated)

Caps ink Braden Holtby to a two-year, $3.7 million contract extension.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:02 PM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Contract extension

Posted at 07:13 PM ET, 02/23/2013

Braden Holtby stops penalty shot at key juncture for Caps vs. Devils

The save midway through the second period helped the Capitals continue building momentum en route to their 5-1 win.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:13 PM ET, 02/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Devils, Penalty Shot, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 02/19/2013

Caps have a penalty problem

The Caps' high number of penalties indicates desperate and frantic play after system breakdowns.

By Neil Greenberg  |  12:17 PM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Jason Chimera, John Carlson, penalties, Statistical analysis

Posted at 12:02 AM ET, 02/15/2013

Braden Holtby, Capitals hang on for third straight win

Braden Holtby had one of his strongest outings of the season until a few lapses cost him and the Capitals late. He's backstopped each victory during the three-game winning streak, though.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:02 AM ET, 02/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Lightning

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 02/14/2013

Braden Holtby to make third consecutive start for Capitals (updated)

News and notes from the Capitals morning skate in Tampa.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:35 AM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Lightning, Line combinations

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 02/12/2013

Panthers looking for redemption against Caps

Florida wants to make up for its dreadful performance on Saturday, aims to make it a tough night for Braden Holtby.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:51 PM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Panthers

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 02/10/2013

Unit of Mathieu Perreault, Eric Fehr and Joel Ward stands out for Capitals

The three forwards had never played on a line together, but against the Panthers they might have been the Capitals' best combination.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:27 PM ET, 02/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Panthers, Eric Fehr, Joel Ward, Mathieu Perreault, Troy Brouwer

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 12:29 AM ET, 02/08/2013

Coach Adam Oates explains goaltender switch against Penguins

The Capitals first-year coach explains why he pulled starter Michal Neuvirth against Pittsburgh.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:29 AM ET, 02/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Pens, 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 04:47 PM ET, 02/02/2013

Braden Holtby to start against Penguins

Goaltender Braden Holtby will face the Penguins for the first time in his career Sunday.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:47 PM ET, 02/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Pens, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 02/01/2013

Braden Holtby will start vs. Flyers (updated)

The 22-year-old netminder will get his first start since Jan. 22.

By Mark Giannotto  |  11:35 AM ET, 02/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Brooks Laich, Jack Hillen, Michal Neuvirth

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 02:04 PM ET, 01/30/2013

One-timers: Caps' strong start dampened by tough finish in Ottawa

Notes and analysis from the Capitals loss to Ottawa.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:04 PM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Sens, Joel Ward, Mathieu Perreault, Matt Hendricks, Michal Neuvirth, One timers

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 01/22/2013

Braden Holtby slated to start against Jets

Braden Holtby will make his second straight start for the Caps.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:34 AM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Jets

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

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 12/06/2012

Braden Holtby's back in Washington, with Hershey Bears

Braden Holtby is back in net at Verizon Center Thursday night as the Hershey Bears come to Washington for the AHL Showcase.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:06 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AHL Showcase, Braden Holtby, Hershey Bears, NHL lockout

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

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 02/04/2010

Boudreau on Caps' streak: 'It hasn't sunk in or done anything'

Jose Theodore appears set to start tonight at MSG tonight as the Caps look to extend their franchise-record winning streak to 12 games. The veteran goalie has been a big part of the team's recent success, winning a career-best eight straight games while posting a 1.93 goals against average and...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  01:22 PM ET, 02/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Atlanta Thrashers, Braden Holtby, Bruce Boudreau, Jose Theodore, Mike Green, New York Rangers

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 01/27/2010

Michal Neuvirth to start against Ducks

With goalie Jose Theodore sidelined, Michal Neuvirth, who stopped all 11 shots he faced in relief last night against the Islanders, will be between the pipes tonight against the Anaheim Ducks. In his last start against the Coyotes Saturday, Neuvirth stopped 28 of the 30 shots he faced in a...

By Mark Giannotto  |  01:34 PM ET, 01/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anaheim Ducks, Braden Holtby, Jose Theodore, Michal Neuvirth

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 01/27/2010

Goalie update: Braden Holtby arrives at Kettler

Michal Neuvirth and Braden Holtby were two of the first players on the ice this morning here at Kettler. They're out there right now with Quintin Laing, Brian Pothier, John Erskine, Jeff Schultz and Tyler Sloan. Coach Bruce Boudreau followed them out shortly thereafter, telling me, "you're not gonna get...

By Mark Giannotto  |  10:02 AM ET, 01/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Jose Theodore, Karl Alzner, Michal Neuvirth, Semyon Varlamov