The Washington Capitals’ long, slow comeback toward a playoff spot took another big step Thursday night with a 2-1 shootout win over the New York Islanders.
Braden Holtby made 20 saves for his fourth shutout of the season and Alexander Ovechkin had a goal and two assists in the Washington Capitals’ 4-0 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night.
Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby was happy to share the credit for his third shutout of the season.
The Washington Capitals have re-signed goaltender Braden Holtby and defenseman John Erskine to two-year deals.
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.