Braden Holtby

The recent Stanley Cup Final featured a goalie matchup between Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals and Marc-Andre Fleury of the Vegas Golden Knights. And while many statistics were used to favor one goalie or the other, a surprising statistic favored both. It turns out, Stanley Cup winning goalies aren’t the regular season’s ironman goalies.
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While the penalty kill has always been a driving force for the Washington Capitals, the four players that grace the ice for their opponents’ power-play opportunities have been sensational, warranting deafening applause from the spectators at Capital One Arena. The Capitals have killed off 22 straight penalties since allowing two power-play goals in Game 2
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For the first 40 minutes of Friday’s Game 1 against Pittsburgh, a Washington Capitals victory seemed imminent, especially after they went up 2-0 early in the third thanks to a goal from Alex Ovechkin. However, Sidney Crosby’s line generated three unanswered goals as the Capitals experienced yet another collapse after leading by two goals, and
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Heading into Tuesday’s Game 3 matchup with Columbus, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin made a promise: the Capitals would tie the series and head back to D.C. for Game 5. It was a necessity for Washington, who needed both wins to keep the series alive and shift the momentum in their favor. Ultimately, they got
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Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price hasn’t looked like himself recently. Even with his horrible .877 save percentage on the season and Charlie Lindgren impressively showing off the team’s underrated goaltending depth as he recovers from injury, there are literally few other goalies fans should want manning the crease instead. Montreal Canadiens goalie Charlie Lindgren –
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The Washington Capitals have placed defenseman Matt Niskanen on long-term injured reserve, and have recalled defenseman Madison Bowey from the Hershey Bears. The 22-year-old blueliner is set to make his debut Saturday against the Philadelphia Flyers. Despite showing plenty of upside and potential last season, which Barry Trotz mentioned was enough for a possible call-up,
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The NHL season doesn’t start for another two months — not until October 4 — but with rosters mostly set by now, we can rank the 31 teams by positional strength in terms of forwards, defencemen and goaltenders. These rankings, based on projected depth charts from Dailyfaceoff.com for the upcoming season, are sure to spark
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This past season was one that definitely seemed like “the year” for the Washington Capitals. Not only did they clinch their division and the Eastern Conference, dominating all of their opponents throughout the year, they also took home their second consecutive Presidents’ Trophy. Despite all of their regular season accomplishments, Washington’s historic year came to
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