Braden Holtby was back at Kettler Iceplex this morning for the first time since the Caps’ breakup meeting on May 14, two days after their unexpected ride through the playoffs ended with a Game 7 loss to the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Capitals rookie sensation Braden Holtby joined Holden and Danny Tuesday on 106.7 The Fan Tuesday to discuss the extent of his off-season, and provide a clear-minded look back on the team’s playoff run now that the smoke has cleared.
After the emergence of Braden Holtby the Washington Capitals felt they had one goaltender too many. As such, on Monday the Pittsburgh Penguins acquired Tomas Vokoun from the Caps in exchange for a seventh-round draft pick.
In less than 48 hours Capitals goalie Braden Holtby not only dealt with a disappointing game seven loss in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, but also the surprising news that the man who helped lead them there is leaving.
Dale Hunter won’t be back with the Capitals next season as the players spoke about losing their head coach and where the team will go from here.
The Washington Capitals season came to a close Saturday night at Madison Square Garden thanks to Brad Richards, Michael Del Zotto and the New York Rangers who advanced to the Eastern Conference finals with a 2-1 victory in Game 7.
Arlington, VA-Jay Beagle didn’t practice today as the Caps prepare to head to New York this afternoon for the deciding game seven tomorrow against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden.
The Capitals were 6.6 seconds away from leading the series and having the opportunity to close out the Rangers at home in a game 6 scenario, but it didn’t work out that way. Brad Richards flipped the puck by Holtby to force overtime and eventually the win, also flipping his team’s probability of winning in the meantime.
The Washington Capitals gave up two goals in one minute and forty-two seconds as they fall 3-2 in overtime to the New York Rangers and are on the brink of elimination..
For the second series in a row, the Caps came up big with a game four win, 3-2 over the New York Rangers, and now head back to New York for game five all tied at two games a piece.