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Braden Holtby

Braden Holtby

Washington Capitals

Holtby stopped 30 of 31 shots versus Philadelphia on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Now with seven wins in his last eight starts, Holtby is as reliable as ever in fantasy.

 

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Holtby allowed saved 30 of 23 shots on goal for the 5-2 win on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Now on a four-game winning streak, Holtby is showing his veteran star power as the Caps have won nine of their last ten.

 

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Due to some chancy defense, Holtby allowed four regulation goals, but made an outstanding save in overtime, leading to the 5-4 victory over Florida.

Fantasy Impact: The star goalie has won six of his last seven starts. Although he has a GAA of 3.36 and save pct of .895 (not good!), the Caps offense overcomes many flaws.

 

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Holtby allowed one goal on thirty shots on Friday as his offense put up six.

Fantasy Impact: Five straight wins for the star goalie.

 

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Holtby stopped 28 shots versus Toronto on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: In ten starts, Holtby's record is 5-1-0-3 but his underlying stats (3.55 GAA and .888 save pct) are not what they should be.

 

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The Caps 3-1 lead was eliminated by two third period goals, as they lost 4-3 on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: After three straight wins, Holtby takes his third overtime loss, with his GAA now at 3.64 and save pct at .886. These are not Holtby-like stats and fantasy players need to look at him with caution.

 

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Holtby allowed three goals on 44 shots in the 5-3 victory.

Fantasy Impact: This was the star goalie's second straight win, but now with Kempny back the Caps really need to tighten up the defense.

 

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Holtby stopped 32 of 38 shots in an up-and-down game where the Caps were defeated 6-5 by Nashville.

Fantasy Impact: The veteran goalie's season is off to a rough start with a record of 1-1-0-2, GA of 3.67 and save pct of .868.

 

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Holtby stopped 22 of 26 shots in the 4-3 defeat on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: In three starts, Holtby has one with and two OT losses, with a save pct of .882. He will need to improve--for both fantasy and real life.

 

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Holtby allowed three goals on 28 shots as the Caps were defeated 3-2 by the Hurricanes.

Fantasy Impact: The Caps-Canes rivalry is hot, so look for these game to be hard fought this season, with Holby playing his best game.

 

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Holtby allowed two Blues goals in the season opener on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Holtby will be the Caps primary goalie again this season.

 

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Braden Holtby surrendered four goals on 35 shots faced in Monday's 5-2 loss to the Hurricanes.

Fantasy Impact: Holtby has been very inconsistent this post-season allowing three or more goals in three of his last five starts. Hopefully for the Capital's sake he will be in solid form Wednesday night as they look to win Game Seven and face the Islanders in the second round of the playoffs. Holtby is currently 3-3-0 with a 2.68 GAA and a 0.916 SV% so far this post-season.

 

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Braden Holtby allowed five goals on 45 shots faced by a hungry and young Carolina Hurricanes squad in Monday's 5-0 loss.

Fantasy Impact: Holtby lost his first game of the post-season as he surrendered five goals to Carolina. His record drops to 2-1-0, along with a 0.902 SV% and a 3.30 GAA this post-season. He will need to improve these numbers if the Capitals are to successfully take care of business in round one to defend their title.

 

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Braden Holtby stopped 25 out of 28 shots faced by Carolina, as the Capitals went on to win Game Two 4-3 in OT.

Fantasy Impact: Holtby currently has a 0.912 SV% along with a 2.46 GAA this post-season.

 

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Braden Holtby yielded 27 out of 29 shots faced by Carolina's offense, as Washington went on to win Game One by a score of 4-2.

Fantasy Impact: Holtby now improves his career post-season record to 46-37-0 with a 0.929 SV% and a 2.04 GAA.

 

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Holtby defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-3 by stopping 25 of 28 shots.

Fantasy Impact: The star goalie looks ready for the playoffs.

 

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Holtby defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2, stopping 24 of 26 shots.

Fantasy Impact: This was Holtby's third straight victory, as he looks ready for the playoffs.

 

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Holtby had another outstanding game, stopping 27 of 28 shots in the 4-1 victory.

Fantasy Impact: With two straight wins, Holtby's record sits at 29-19-0-5 with GAA of 2.86 and save pct of .910, which looks like "normal" for the star goalie.

 

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Holtby stopped 35 of 36 shots in the 3-1 victory on Sunday, earning first star of the game--well-deserved.

Fantasy Impact: Holtby looks very strong as the Caps approach the playoffs.

 

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Holtby stopped 25 of 27 shots in but Minnesota's defense was better, allowing only one goal on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: In a bit of a slump, Holtby's record for his last five starts is 1-3-0-1. However, the Caps still lead the Metro by three points.

 

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Holtby allowed two goals on 24 shots in the 5-2 victory over Philadelphia.

Fantasy Impact: After Tuesday's hiccup, Holtby looks strong again, for his sixth victory in seven starts.

 

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Holtby stopped 25 shots. The Caps were leading 2-0 but three rapid goals in the second period did them in.

Fantasy Impact: This broke Holtby's five-game win streak, putting his record at 26-17-0-4 with GAA of 2.91 and save pct of .909.

 

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Holtby stopped all 25 shots for his fifth straight victory.

Fantasy Impact: Holby looks excellent; however Pheonix Copely is expected to go tonight versus Winnepeg (per Isabelle Khurshudyan).

 

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Holtby defeated the Flyers on Wednesday, stopping 27 of 30 shots.

Fantasy Impact: The star netminder looks like himself again and should be played in fantasy if possible.

 

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This was a tough one, with the 3-2 victory over the Rangers coming in a shootout. Holtby stopped 22 shots.

Fantasy Impact: The veteran's record stands at 24-16-0-4 with GAA of 2.94 and save pct of .909. Not up to last year's pace but he has definitely looked better on the ice in the last couple of weeks.

 

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Holtby allowed two goals in the first period, and that was it for the Senators, who lost 7-2, as Holtby ended up stopping 21 shots.

Fantasy Impact: Although the Senators are a poor team, it's still nice to see the defense perk up and allow only 23 shots. The Caps face a much harder test versus the Islanders tonight.

 

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Holtby allowed two goals on 42 shots in the 3-2 victory. That's a lot of shots to protect against, so it's no surprise the Caps traded for a defenseman (Nick Jensen).

Fantasy Impact: The veteran netminder's record is now 21-15-0-4 with GAA of 3.01 and save pct of .908. The Caps have a back-to-back this weekend, first Buffalo (there) and then the NY Rangers at home.

 

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Holtby stopped 34 of 39 shots, with three unmatched goals in the third period making the difference on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: After a sterling performance on Thursday, the Caps and Holtby did not look good against an inferior team. Holtby's record is now 20-15-0-4 with GAA of 3.04 and save pct of .907.

 

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Holtby stopped 29 of 31 shots as the Caps were shut out 3-0 by Columbus on Tuesday

Fantasy Impact: His record is now at 19-14-0-4, GAA at 3.04 and save pct of .907 with the Caps in a very rocky stretch.

 

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Holtby allowed two goals (one in a 6 on 5 situation), stopping thirty shots in the 3-2 win.

Fantasy Impact: The break appears to have rejuvenated the veteran goalie and he looks like the star he was last season.

 

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Holtby stopped 38 of 39 shots, and made some great saves, as the offense vanished.

Fantasy Impact: The Caps have lost 8 of 9 games. Coach Reirdon may try shaking up lines and defensive pairings.

 

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Holtby allowed three goals on thirty shots for a solid performance in the 4-3 victory on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Without a win since Jan 10 (five starts), Holtby needed this. His record now stands at 18-12-0-3 with 3.10 GAA and .905 save pct, which is below his career norm.

 

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The killer was the game-tying shot with under one second to go in the third period. Holtby stopped 36 of 43 shots. He probably would have been pulled earlier except that Pheonix Copley has to play tonight.

Fantasy Impact: The season is definitely wearing on the star netminder. Look for him to get back on track after the All-Star break.

 

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Holtby came out of the game early in the second period as the Caps lost 8-5 to the Chicago Blackhawks.

Fantasy Impact: Both goalies and the team look tired, with two games left (back-to-back) before the All-Star Break. I wouldn't play either in fantasy if avoidable.

 

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After losing Friday's game versus the Islanders (2-0)--his first back from the eye injury, Holtby and the Caps look to break the four-game losing streak. (Source: Chris Kuc of The Athletic via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With a record of 17-11-0-2 in 31 starts, GAA of 2.82 and save pct of .912, the Caps consider Holtby their best bet in Chicago.

 

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Holtby was injured almost a week ago and has been practicing but not playing. The Caps have not called up another netminder but that could happen today before tonight's game against the Islanders. (Source: Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post)

Fantasy Impact: Losing Holtby for anything of time would be a severe blow. Already it looks like Pheonix Copley is getting overworked.

 

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After being hit in the eye with a high stick in Saturday's game vesus Columbus, Holtby practiced fully on Sunday, and the Caps will not call up a goalie, per Coach Reirdon. The Caps could start Pheonix Copley today with Holtby in net tomorrow. (Source: Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post)

Fantasy Impact: Copley has played very well and daily fantasy players should have no problem picking him. His record sits at 10-2-0-3 after the OT loss on Saturday, with 2.56 GAA and .916 save pct.

 

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Holtby stopped 39 of 41 shots in the 4-2 victory on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Another good game for the Holtby, who seems to have the Bruins in his pocket.

 

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Holtby stopped 23 shots as the Caps defeated the Red Wings 3-2.

Fantasy Impact: After two real clunkers, Holtby (and the defense) looked better this game. The return of Brooks Orpik certainly helps. Holtby's record now stands at 16-10-0-2, GAA 2.89, save pct .910, which is similar to last season's pace.

 

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Holtby stopped 37 shots in the 5-2 defeat on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: This was Holtby's second shaky game in a row, although there is no report of any health problem.

 

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The Caps led 3-1 in the second period, then Nashville scored five unanswered goals to win 6-3 on Monday. He stopped 28 shots.

Fantasy Impact: After three solid games, the defense was porous in front of Holtby as well as a couple of rebounds that he did not stop. All around, not a good game.

 

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Holtby turned in another excellent performance on Thursday, saving 28 shots in the 3-1 victory.

Fantasy Impact: Having won five of his last six starts, the HoltBeast looks to be back on track for a stellar season.

 

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Holtby allowed one goal, saving 37 shots and earning the first star in the 2-1 victory on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Having won four of his last five games, Holtby looks better now than he did earlier in the season. His record stands at 14-8-0-2, with 2.79 GAA and .914 save pct.

 

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The two second-period scores were all that was needed for the Caps to lose to their arch-rivals on Wednesday, with Holtby saving 28 shots.

Fantasy Impact: Holtby's record is now 13-8-0-2 with a GAA of 2.86 and save pct of .911. Look for him in net this weekend in one of the back-to-back games.

 

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Holtby saved 22 shots in regulation and overtime, as well as 5/6 in the skills competition versus Carolina on Friday for the 6-5 victory.

Fantasy Impact: It looks like the Caps defense is suffering from the loss of Brooks Orpik and now Christian Djoos, which makes Holtby, as great as he is, a chancy pick in fantasy.

 

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Holtby practiced in the starter's net this morning, so expect him tonight and Pheonix Copley tomorrow versus Buffalo, per Khurshudyan. (Source: Isabelle Khurshudyan via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Having won his last two starts (including a shutout on Dec. 8), Holtby's record now stands at 12-7-0-2 with GAA of 2.81 and save pct of .913. The Caps offense has been on fire recently, so he has a good chance for a win.

 

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Holtby allowed two goals on 37 shots as the Caps offense scored six.

Fantasy Impact: Second win in a row for Holtby, who now has a record of 12-7-2 with a GAA of 2.81 and save pct of .913.

 

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Holtby saved all 28 shots on goal in a top-notch performance for the 4-0 victory.

Fantasy Impact: This was Holtby's second shutout of the season, and shows how much he benefits from several days' rest.

 

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The third period was the killer for Holtby and the Caps, as they could not hold a 2-1 lead nor keep it tied at 3-3. Holtby saved 23 of 27 shots in Tuesday's 5-3 defeat.

Fantasy Impact: The Caps defense needs to improve for Holtby to get back to his winning ways.

 

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After building a 5-1 lead, the defense collapsed in front of Holtby, allowing five unanswered goals to the Anaheim Ducks.

Fantasy Impact: Holtby had won five straight prior to Sunday, so hopefully he will recover from this clunker as the Caps go on the road.

 

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Holtby saved 33 shots as the Caps defeated New Jersey 6-3.

Fantasy Impact: This was Holtby's fourth straight win in four starts, and his team's seventh straight.

 

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Holtby saved 32 shots in the Caps 4-1 victory on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Holtby has not won his last three starts and looks to be back on track. The Caps are on a six-game winning streak as they face the mediocre NJ Devils on Friday.

 

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Holtby was outstanding in the 4-2 victory on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: If Holtby is back to last year's form (and it looks like he may well be), he should be played in fantasy.

 

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After Pheonix Copley allowed three goals in 95 seconds, Holtby was inserted, shutting out the Habs on 22 shots for the 5-4 overtime victory over Montreal.

Fantasy Impact: With a record of 6-5-1 and GAA of 3.07, Holtby is not having his best season so far, but if he is healthy look for him to be in net for most games.

 

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According to Coach Todd Reirdon, Holtby needs a few days to get back into his routine, and the Caps will "lean heavily" on him in the busy week ahead. (Source: Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post)

Fantasy Impact: Pheonix Copley has played very well in Holtby's absence, starting three road games, winning two and posting a .922 save percentage and 2.01 GAA.

 

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Holtby is still out with an upper body injury he suffered Wednesday morning in Winnipeg. (Source: J.J. Regan of NBC Sports)

Fantasy Impact: Pheonix Copley will be in net for his third straight start. Overall, his record is 3-2-1 with 2.76 GAA.

 

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Pheonix Copley (who was in goal last night at Minnesota) will start tonight (Wednesday) at Winnipeg. (Source: Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post)

Fantasy Impact: According to Khurshudyan, the injury is not serious. It's not clear when Holtby was injured. Copley has played well in his last three starts.

 

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The Caps lost 4-1 as Holby saved 18 shots on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: At 5-5 in 13 starts with a .900 save pct, Holtby's season is starting off slower than expected.

 

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Holtby allowed two goals on 36 shots in the 2-1 defeat.

Fantasy Impact: After a brilliant game on Wednesday, Holtby was solid in this one, but the defense is still allowing too many shots and the offense needs to wake up.

 

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Holtby allowed only one goal, saving 41 shots, as the Caps defeated the Penguins 2-1.

Fantasy Impact: With several days' rest, Holtby was outstanding in this game, although the 42 shots on goal is a troubling sign for the defense.

 

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Two goals in ten second put the Caps in a hole in the first period, but they tied it at 3-3 for the overtime session on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Holtby and the Caps defense have looked shaky in several games; fantasy players should be cautious, it doesn't look like last season--yet.

 

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The third period was a disaster for Holtby, with two goals in three minutes (and then an empty-netter) turning a 4-3 lead into a 6-4 loss. Holtby saved 38 in a regulation game (which does not speak well for the defense).

Fantasy Impact: Holtby's save pct is at a career-low .887 after nine games. He is capable of spectacular saves (as in this game) but fantasy players should be cautious.

 

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Holtby saved 28 as the Caps were defeated 4-1 on Thursday in Edmonton. A short-handed goal in the second period was the turning point for the Oilers.

Fantasy Impact: Although Holtby hasn't played terribly, he and the Caps defense are up-and-down, leading to a save pct of only .888.

 

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Holtby allowed two goals to the Vancouver Canucks in the 5-2 victory.

Fantasy Impact: The Caps defense and goalie looked more like themselves in a solid win over a good team on that team's ice.

 

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With the game seemingly lost at 4-1, Holtby left in favor of Phoenix Copley after one period of play on Friday. The Caps lost 6-5 in a shootout to the Panthers.

Fantasy Impact: Holtby has been up and down so far this season and the Caps defense has really lacked solidity. Fantasy players should take care before spending a lot on him.

 

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Holtby allowed three goals on Wednesday but the Caps pulled out a 4-3 victory.

Fantasy Impact: Although his save pct sits at .898, the 3-1 winning record looks good for fantasy.

 

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Holtby lost 4-2 to the Toronto Maple Leafs with 24 saves.

Fantasy Impact: This one can't be blamed on the schedule, as Holtby had two days rest and was at home.

 

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Holtby made 29 saves in the 5-2 win on Wednesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Holtby and the Caps defense were rested and solid after a five days off, but they now look at three games in four days.

 

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Holtby was peppered with 41 shots, making a couple of spectacular saves, but it wasn't enough in the Caps 7-6 OT loss on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: With only an inexperienced Phoenix Copley as backup, the pressure will be on Holtby. Watch for him in almost every game unless the Caps add a netminder.

 

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Holtby blocked 25 shots as the Caps dominated Boston 7-0 on Wednesday night.

Fantasy Impact: The Caps' netminder looks healthy and the defense looks strong, though most shots were of the "routine" type. An excellent choice for fantasy if you can afford him.

 

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Holtby allowed two goals as the Caps defeated Columbus 3-2 on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Although he had a disaster against the Penguins, Holtby has won three of his last four starts.

 

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Holtby made 28 saves in the 4-3 defeat by the Devils on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Holtby was hard on himself after the game, saying he should have blocked the second and third goals. His fantasy price is high, so there may be better alternatives right now.

 

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Holtby allowed three goals in regulation as the Caps won 4-3 in overtime.

Fantasy Impact: With a record of 24-8 in 32 starts, Holtby is solid this season.

 

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Holtby allowed four goals in regulation as the Capitals defeated the Hurricanes 5-4 on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: This was Holtby's third straight win, a good victory on the road.

 

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Holtby allowed two goals as the Caps defeated their rivals 5-2 on Saturday to move into first place.

Fantasy Impact: The Caps again demonstrated how strong they are on home ice, winning eight in a row and 15 of the last 17 games in DC.

 

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Holtby allowed two goals before you could blink in the first period, but the Caps overcame the deficit in a 4-3 victory on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy players should note that the Caps are very good at home (seven straight, and 14-2-0 in their past 16).

 

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With Philipp Grubauer playing last night, it will be Holtby tonight.

Fantasy Impact: Both teams are on the second night of a back-to-back and both have to travel. The Caps are on a three-game loss streak with pitiful offense and the Bruins won big last night. The Caps are much better at home though, so it could be their night.

 

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Holtby allowed three goals in the first period as the Caps were shut out 3-0 on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: The Caps came out flat after an overtime loss in Arizona, and the game slipped away to a good team that could hold the lead.

 

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This means Philipp Grubauer will be in net tonight versus Arizona. (Source: Isabelle Khurshudyan via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Holtby has won four of his last five starts and twenty of 27. The last time he allowed more than three goals in a game was Nov. 20.

 

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Holtby allowed two goals, but held steady for the third period and overtime as the Caps overcame the 2-0 deficit to defeat the Ducks 3-2.

Fantasy Impact: The star netminder has not allowed more than three goals since Nov. 20 (nine games). As long as the offense holds up, he'll win.

 

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Holtby allowed three goals as the Caps defeated Boston 5-3 on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: That's Holtby's 18th win in 25 starts, and his ninth straight against Boston.

 

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One day after being pulled mid-game, Holtby was solid in net, allowing only two goals and making some excellent saves.

Fantasy Impact: Now at 17-7 in 24 starts, Holtby is putting up great stats, especially at home, where the Caps have won 12 of their last 14 games.

 

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According to Coach Barry Trotz, Holtby will be in net tonight at home versus the Avalanche. Holtby was pulled last night at the beginning of the second period after he allowed three goals on twelve shots.

Fantasy Impact: No reason for fantasy players not to go with Holtby if you are so inclined.

 

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Holtby allowed three goals on only twelve shots and was relieved by Philipp Grubauer at 1:34 into the second period. The Caps lost 3-1 to the Islanders.

Fantasy Impact: It's doubtful Holtby was injured, probably just had an off-night and Coach Barry Trotz, who is not afraid to use a quick hook, saved him for tonight (Tuesday) at home versus the Colorado Avalanche.

 

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Holtby allowed two goals as the Caps won 4-2 on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: In his past five games, Holtby has stopped 91 of 99 shots, winning four of them.

 

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Holtby allowed two goals as the Caps clobbered Chicago 6-2 on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: With a record of 15-6 in 21 starts, 2.60 GAA and .921 save pct, Holtby is earning his pay so far this season.

 

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Holtby allowed three goals in the 4-3 victory on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: With a record of 14-6 in twenty starts, Holtby is a good bet in fantasy.

 

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Holtby allowed three goals in the Caps 5-2 defeat on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: With a record of 13-6 in 19 starts, 2.61 GAA and .919 save pct, Holtby's stats are in line with last season and his career.

 

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Holtby allowed two goals as the Caps won 4-2 on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Two wins in a row for Holtby (and three for the Caps). He's at 2.59 GAA and .921 save pct.

 

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Holtby allowed two goals but the Caps scored five on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Great at home (as usual), Holtby's record now stands at 12-5 in 17 starts.

 

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Holtby allowed four goals (two PPG) as the Caps' offense was silent after the first minute of the game on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: The Caps' defense has been streaky for Holtby in November, allowing shots that were unstoppable. Still, Holtby looks tired right now.

 

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Holtby allowed one goal as he and the Caps got back on track with a 3-1 defeat of the Wild on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Holtby (11-4) looks good at 2.56 GAA and .921 save pct.

 

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In two periods, Holtby saved 19 but heavy traffic and deflections were his undoing in the Caps' 6-3 loss to Nashville.

Fantasy Impact: This was Holtby's first loss after six straight wins. Look for him to be back in net on Thursday in Colorado.

 

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Holtby was outstanding, allowing only one third period goal to the Oilers on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: This was Holtby's sixth straight win as he sits at 2.35 GAA and .927 save pct.

 

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Holtby allowed one goal as the Caps defeated Pittsburgh 4-1 on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: This was Holtby's 200th career win. He has won his last five starts with an overall 9-3 record, 2.48 GAA and .924 save pct.

 

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Holtby allowed two goals as the Caps defeated Arizona 3-2.

Fantasy Impact: Holtby (8-3) has won his last four starts and has a 2.62 GAA with a .921 save pct.

 

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Holtby allowed two goals (one PPG) as the Caps took the game 3-2.

Fantasy Impact: Holtby (7-3) has been solid, winning his last three starts.

 

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Holtby allowed three goals (two PPG) on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: The Caps are at 6-6-1 with Holtby personally at 6-3, 2.79 GAA, .919 save pct. The team is struggling with injuries, so you take your chances on them.

 

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Holtby allowed two goals in the first period, but shut out the Oilers for the rest of the game as the Caps won 5-2.

Fantasy Impact: If the Caps can overcome injuries and get their defense back to form, Holtby will be fine.

 

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Holtby made 17 saves but was replaced in the second period with the score 5-0 Canucks.

Fantasy Impact: Holtby (4-3) and the Caps (4-5-1) are in a tough stretch, with the team losing four of their past five games.

 

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Holtby allowed three goals as the Caps defeated Detroit 4-3.

Fantasy Impact: With the injuries in Caps defensive corps, Holtby (4-2) has a lot of work to do.

 

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Holtby only allowed one goal but the Caps were shut out 2-0 by the Maple Leafs.

Fantasy Impact: Holtby (3-2) has a .931 save pct on the young season.

 

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Holtby and the Caps handed New Jersey its first loss of the season, a 5-2 win.

Fantasy Impact: Allowing only 23 shots on goal suggests the Caps defense is getting into form.

 

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Braden Holtby will start in net for the Capitals in their road game against New Jersey on Friday. (Source: Tarik El-Bashir of NBC Sports Washington on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Holtby is 2-1-0 to start the season, allowing eight goals on 107 shots (.925 SV%) with a 2.62 GAA. He faces an undefeated New Jersey team (3-0-0) that is averaging a whopping 5.33 goals for per game (second only to Toronto).

 

Holtby allowed three power-play goals as the Caps lost 3-2 on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Holtby's record stands at 2-1 with a .925 save pct, in line with his career.

 

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Braden Holtby allowed one goal in the Caps home opener.

Fantasy Impact: Holtby made a couple of strong saves, looking better than he did on Thursday.

 

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Braden Holtby did not shine in this game. In a 3-1 hole, Alex Ovechkin and his line tied it at 4-4 and the Caps won in a shootout,

Fantasy Impact: Holtby and the Caps defense will have to improve. It's likely they will.

 

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Braden Holtby stopped 28-of-30 shots during the Capitals 3-2 overtime win versus Pittsburgh.

Fantasy Impact: Down 2-0 in the series, Holtby stepped up when needed most and played well in a big win. He has had a shaky postseason going 5-4 with 24 goals allowed in nine games.

 

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Holtby stopped all 24 shots that he faced in Washington's 2-0 win versus the New York Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: It was his ninth shutout of the season and the win improves his record to 42-12-10. Holtby has gone 4-1 in his last five games with 13 goals against in that span.

 

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Holtby stopped 35-of-37 shots during Washington's 3-2 win versus Columbus.

Fantasy Impact: In his last five games he has gone 4-1 with 14 goals allowed in that span. He rebounded nicely from his last appearance when he allowed six goals in a loss at Arizona.

 

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Braden Holtby allowed two goals on 24 shots in Thursday's 2-1 loss to the Predators, just his 11th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Holtby has just one win over the last five games, allowing 16 goals over that span. He's in a bit of a slump, but it shouldn't last long.

 

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Braden Holtby allowed three goals in 26 minutes before being pulled in last night's 4-2 loss to the Stars.

Fantasy Impact: Holtby (and the Capitals) have troubles with the Stars, but most of it seems coincidental at this point. Otherwise, Holtby is an elite goaltender.

 

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The Capitals' Braden Holtby continued his stellar play Thursday night, setting aside all 15 shots faced for a 1-0 win.

Fantasy Impact: Holtby's shutout was his eighth of the season, and he's 9-0-1 over his last 10 games. Even better, he's allowed just three goals over the last four.

 

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Braden Holtby stopped 29/30 shots in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: Holtby is unstoppable in the regular season, and he's now up to a record of 32-8-5 for the season with just a 1.95 GAA.

 

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Braden Holtby allowed three goals on 17 shots in Thursday's 6-3 win over the Red Wings.

Fantasy Impact: Seems like Holtby was just "playing to the score" in the parlance of baseball speak. The win was nice but last night's effort won't help Holtby owners win anything.

 

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Braden Holtby saved all 23 shots he faced in Tuesday night's 5-0 shutout win over the Hurricanes.

Fantasy Impact: Holtby now has six shutouts on the season as part of his 27 wins. It's hard to find a stronger option in goal than Holtby right now.

 

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Braden Holtby solid again

Sun, Feb 5th 10:08am EST
By Roy Widrig

Capitals G Braden Holtby allowed two goals on 22 shots in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Canadiens.

Fantasy Impact: Holtby improved to 26-8-4 with a beautiful 1.99 GAA. It's hard to argue for many goaltenders having a better season than Holtby.

 

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Braden Holtby made 30 saves on 33 shots in Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Bruins for his fifth consecutive win.

Fantasy Impact: Holtby has been excellent during the Caps hot streak. He hasn't lost a game since 29 December.

 

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Capitals' G Branden Holtby stopped 25 of 26 shots in Monday's 6-1 win over the Hurricanes.

Fantasy Impact: After getting lit up by the Penguins last week, some Holtby owners were worried he might be taking a step back. He quelled those fears on Monday night, though, bringing his GAA back down to 1.96.

 

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Braden Holtby allowed five goals before being pulled from Monday's 8-7 OTL versus the Penguins.

Fantasy Impact: Holtby had been stellar of late, and this game was nothing to base conclusions upon. Keep using Holtby as you normally would.

 

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Braden Holtby allows eight goals

Tue, Jan 17th 8:00am EST
By Roy Widrig

Braden Holtby allowed eight goals in an 8-7 OTL to the Pittsburgh Penguins Sunday night.

Fantasy Impact: Yes, you read that right. Holtby allowed eight goals in one of the most bizarre hockey games imaginable. Consider this a completely minor blip in an otherwise excellent season from Holtby.

 

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Braden Holtby stopped 22 of 23 shots in Monday's 4-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens. The win was Holtby's 19th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Holtby is cruising through winter with a 1.90 GAA and .931 Sv%. He continues to play like an elite goaltender.

 

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Holtby was credited with 30 saves in a 1-0 victory over Ottawa for the Caps fifth straight win.

Fantasy Impact: This was Holtby's second straight scoreless outing and his fifth on the season. With the exception of a couple of "clunkers," he's been outstanding this year.

 

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Braden Holtby had no issue with the streaking Columbus Blue Jackets Thursday night, blocking 29 shots for his fourth shutout of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Not only was it his fourth of the season, but it was his third since the beginning of December. Holtby remains an elite goaltender in fantasy matchups, regardless of the opponent.

 

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After allowing three goals on just eight shots, Braden Holtby was pulled from Tuesday's 6-5 overtime win versus the Maple Leafs.

Fantasy Impact: It'll be tough for teams to recover from that kind of night from Holtby especially with only two more contests this week to dilute his numbers - with one coming against the red-hot Blue Jackets. At least there's no injury that's been reported.

 

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Braden Holtby stopped all but two of the 28 shots he faced Tuesday night as the Capitals beat the Islanders, 4-2.

Fantasy Impact: After a rough stretch at the end of November, Holtby has won his last four starts, allowing just seven goals total and putting up a shutout versus the Canucks.

 

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Braden Holtby saved all 20 of the shots he faced for his second shutout of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Holtby won his third game in a row Sunday, improving his save percentage to .925. He's been a bit disappointing considering expectations entering the season, but he's delivered closer to as expected of late.

 

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Braden Holtby defeats Sabres

Tue, Dec 6th 8:20am EST
By Roy Widrig

Capitals G Braden Holtby allowed two goals on Monday, making 31 saves.

Fantasy Impact: After a rough patch of four consecutive three-plus goal games, Holtby has got himself back on track with only two goals allowed in the last two Capitals games.

 

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Braden Holtby allowed three goals on 28 shots in a 3-0 loss to the NY Islanders on Thursday night. Holtby dropped to 10-6-1.

Fantasy Impact: Holtby has allowed 3,3,4,3 goals in his last four starts, losing three of the four contests. He's in a slump right now but should bounce back soon enough. With an off day on Friday, he'll likely get a start on Sunday in Tampa Bay, but that's not yet confirmed.

 

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Braden Holtby allowed two costly third period goals in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Blue Jackets. Holtby allowed three goals on 23 total shots.

Fantasy Impact: Holtby dropped to 9-3-1 in the Metro Division matchup. Holtby had not allowed three goals in one game over his last five starts.

 

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Braden Holtby cruises to easy win

Thu, Nov 17th 8:26am EST
By Roy Widrig

Capitals G Braden Holtby cruised to an easy 7-1 win over the Penguins on Wednesday. Holtby made 25 saves en route to his 8th win of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Holtby hasn't allowed more than two goals since November 3rd. He's now 8-3-1 with an excellent 2.06 GAA and .925 SV%.

 

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Braden Holtby made 32 saves on 34 shots in Friday's 3-2 OT win over the Chicago Blackhawks. He has allowed more than two goals just three times in 11 starts this season.

Fantasy Impact: What more do you need to hear? Holtby is great, and he will continue to be, barring any injury this season. He's now 7-3-1 with a 2.15 GAA and a .922 Sv% in 11 starts.

 

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Braden Holtby improved to 5-2-1 on Thursday with a 24-save win versus the Jets.

Fantasy Impact: The Capitals schedule to start the season has been tough, and Holtby is yet to record a shutout after putting up 12 in the last two seasons. His GAA of 2.22 is consistent with his normal rates.

 

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Braden Holtby wins again

Wed, Nov 2nd 12:03pm EDT
By Roy Widrig

Braden Holtby was the winning goaltender in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Jets, making a tremendous 43 saves on 45 shots.

Fantasy Impact: This was the type of game we were waiting for from Holtby. Though not a shutout, those 43 saves will go a long way.

 

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Braden Holtby allowed four goals on 29 shots in a rare night of struggles on Wednesday versus the Oilers. He dropped to 2-2-1 to start the season.

Fantasy Impact: Holtby has allowed seven goals in his last two starts versus the Oilers and Rangers. His 2.37 GAA and .910 Save% are both below career norms.

 

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Braden Holtby solid in second win

Fri, Oct 21st 9:00am EDT
By Roy Widrig

Braden Holtby improved to 2-0-1 on Thursday with a 4-2 win over the Panthers. Holtby stopped 26 of 28 shots.

Fantasy Impact: That's just five regulation and overtime goals allowed by Holtby this season through three contests, giving him a 1.63 GAA. He's on his way to being a top goalie again in 2016-17.

 

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Braden Holtby stifles Islanders

Sun, Oct 16th 11:41am EDT
By Roy Widrig

Braden Holtby stopped 21 of 22 shots Saturday in a 2-1 win over the Islanders, his first win of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Holtby has allowed just three goals in over 130 minutes played so far this season, resuming his pace from last season's excellent effort.

 

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Braden Holtby allowed two goals on 30 shots in Monday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Penguins.

Fantasy Impact: Unfortunately, the Penguins scored three consecutive goals on Holtby in the shootout. Holtby wasn't great in his season debut, but there's no reason to think he won't be elite again this season.

 

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Holtby saved 38 of the 42 shots he faced i the 4-3 overtime loss that ended Washington's season.

Fantasy Impact: He was arguably the best goalie in the regular season but had some problems at times in the playoffs. If you are looking forward to next year, he will probably start out as one of the top goalies drafted.

 

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Holtby saved 30 of the 31 shots he faced as the Capitals held on to play another game with their Game 5 3-1 win.

Fantasy Impact: He is the favorite to win the award for the best regular season goalie after leading the league in wins. Things have been tougher in this series but he came up big this game and has the talent and team in front of him to turn this series around and advance.

 

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Holtby saved 30 of the 33 shots he faced in the 3-2 overtime Game 4 loss.

Fantasy Impact: Holtby arguably had the best regular season among goalies while leading the league in wins but he is finding wins hard to come by in this series so far.

 

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Holtby saved 20 of the 23 shots he faced in the 3-2 Game 3 loss.

Fantasy Impact: He is one of the best goalies left in the playoffs but the Penguins are a strong offense.

 

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Holtby saved 33 of the 35 shots he faced but the Capitals struggled to score and dropped the game 2-1.

Fantasy Impact: This was actually a better performance statistically than his Game 1 victory. If you must rely on a goalie in this series, Holtby would be the safer bet.

 

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Holtby saved 42 of the 45 shots he faced in the 4-3 overtime Game 1 victory.

Fantasy Impact: He has had a great season but Pittsburgh has a great offense so be cautious.

 

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Holtby saved all 26 shots he faced in the 1-0 Game 6 victory that advanced Washington to the next round.

Fantasy Impact: He was a good fantasy option through out the series and will be worth consideration in DFS in the next round.

 

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Holtby saved 9 of the 10 shots he faced. No, that is not a typo and he did play over 59 of the 60 minutes. Unfortunately for the Capitals, they lost 2-0.

Fantasy Impact: Holtby and his defense held the Flyers to 10 shots while he was playing and his offense managed 44 shots but couldn't score so they lost.

 

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Holtby saved 23 of the 25 shots he faced in the Game 4 2-1 loss.

Fantasy Impact: He was not helped by his offense in this game but it stays a high probability that Washington and Holtby will still be around for DFS players in the next round.

 

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Holtby saved 31 of the 32 shots he faced in the 6-1 Game 3 victory.

Fantasy Impact: He has only allowed two goals total in the three playoff games so far. He is currently a strong option going into Game 4.

 

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Holtby saves 41 of the 42 shots he faced in the 4-1 victory.

Fantasy Impact: He has been amazing this season and has been great the first two games of this series.

 

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Holtby saves all 19 shots he faced in the 2-0 victory.

Fantasy Impact: It was a masterful performance for the Capitals on defense and comes on the heels of Holtby tying the club record for goalie wins in a regular season.

 

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Holtby stopped 27-of-28 shots in the Capitals 2-1 shootout win against Anaheim.

Fantasy Impact: Holtby is now 2-2 in his last four starts allowing nine goals in that span.

 

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Although Braden Holtby's 37 wins lead the NHL, Isabelle Khurshudyan reports that some of his other stats have dipped recently. (Source: Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post)

Fantasy Impact: Holtby's .925 save percentage ranks 8th and his 2.15 goals-against average ranks 13th in the league. However, he has only lost two games in regulation since Nov. 10.

 

Braden Holtby was back in good form Thursday night, saving 20 of 22 shots for the win over the New York Islanders.

Fantasy Impact: Holby's 36 wins lead the NHL.

 

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Braden Holtby was brilliant in net Sunday with 33 of 35 shots blocked.

Fantasy Impact: This was win number 33, leading the NHL.

 

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Braden Holtby saved 26 of 28 chances on Thursday night.

Fantasy Impact: This was Holtby's 31st win, leading the NHL. The Caps have back-to-back day games this weekend, and Coach Barry Trotz said Holtby would be in for both games--but he could change his mind.

 

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Braden Holtby exited Sunday's game late in the second period due to dehydration. The goalie is expected to be OK moving forward, as this was viewed more as a precautionary measure. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Holtby was able to secure his 29th win thanks to the Capitals' offense and backup goalie Philipp Grubauer stopping all 11 shots he saw. Washington gets Monday off before resuming play on Tuesday. Owners will want to monitor Holtby's status, but it doesn't seem like the ailment will sideline him at this point.

 

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Braden Holtby was pulled early in the second period after allowing three goals; he was relieved by Philipp Grubauer. Coach Barry Trotz said the team was not "invested" enough in the game.

Fantasy Impact: Holtby had been 20-0-2 in his previous 23 starts.

 

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Braden Holtby saved 29 of 30 shots against him as he won his league-leading 28th game.

Fantasy Impact: At this pace, Holtby could win fifty games.

 

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Coach Barry Trotz took Braden Holtby out of the Tamba Bay Lightning game after Holtby allowed three goals on 12 shots. Philip Grubauer finished up, blocking all seven shots he faced. Trotz emphasized his decision was not a reflection on Holtby's play but rather to send a message to the skaters not to depend on their goalie so much. Message received.

Fantasy Impact: Even with the rough game, Holtby still leads the league in several categories.

 

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Braden Holtby wins again

Fri, Dec 18th 11:52am EST
By Rose Ingberman

Braden Holtby notched his league-leading twentieth win with 27 to defeat the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Holtby's 1.83 GAA also leads the league.

 

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Braden Holtby took the first star on Monday night with 44 saves against 45 shots on goal. Holtby was dynamite in the second period, stopping a quick series of shots.

Fantasy Impact: Holtby leads the league in wins (19) and GAA (1.87). This was the first time under coach Barry Trotz that Holtby has faced more than forty shots on goal. You have to wonder about the Caps' defense just a little.

 

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With 35 of 36 shots saved,Braden Holtby turned in another stellar performance on Saturday night. His only goal was in a third period Power Play.

Fantasy Impact: Holtby is now leading the league in wins (18) and goals-against-average (1.90)

 

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Braden Holtby was brilliant Thursday night against the Habs, keeping the Caps alive in a sluggishly-played game.

Fantasy Impact: Holtby won his eighth game in a row.

 

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Braden Holtby won his 15th game with a solid performance on Saturday night in Toronto.

Fantasy Impact: Holtby took the second star of the game, as well as the NHL second star of the week and of the month of November.

 

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With his 4-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning, Braden Holtby took over the lead in goalie wins.

Fantasy Impact: Holtby's record is now 14-4.

 

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Braden Holtby earned his first shutout of the season, making 33 saves (as Edmonton outshot the Caps 33-30) that included a dramatic third quarter rescue.

Fantasy Impact: Holtby now has a 12-4 record on the season.

 

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Braden Holtby earned the second star with his solid performance Wednesday night. He made an outstanding save on a Detroit breakaway in the first period.

Fantasy Impact: Extra rest did not seem to affect Holtby in this game.

 

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Braden Holtby allowed only one (unassisted) third period goal--a shot that squeezed under his pad--but that was all the Red Wings needed as they shut out the Caps 1-0 on Tuesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Holtby was solid, but his teammates could not score for him despite three Power Plays and fifteen shots on goal by Alex Ovechkin.

 

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Braden Holtby allowed a first period goal on a Bruins' Power Play. After that, nothing got through for Boston, resulting in a 4-1 Caps victory and the second star for the goalie.

Fantasy Impact: Holtby and the Caps looked like a different team against the Bruins compared to Tuesday's loss to the Rangers.

 

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Defensive miscues and turnovers led to five goals scored against Braden Holtby.

Fantasy Impact: Holtby was playing on three days' rest; he has been noticeably less effective with that much rest. Fantasy players should note that last season he had his best results with one rest day between games.

 

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Braden Holtby went 26-for-27 in saves as the Caps cruised to a 4-1 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champions. He earned the first star with this excellent performance.

Fantasy Impact: Holtby's record is now 2-1 with a .914 save percentage.

 

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In a start he described as somewhat sloppy, Braden Holtby racked up 21 saves Saturday night.

Fantasy Impact: Holtby was fantastic last season, and is off to a good start with his first victory.

 

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