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Goalie Start
Holtby is projected to stat Monday against the Islanders.
Holtby stopped 27 of 29 shots in the Capitals win over the Rangers last Friday. Holtby has won five of his last six starts while posting a 2.34 GAA and .926 SV%. Tonight he is expected to face the Islanders for the second time this season—he allowed three goals on 38 shots in a 4-3 win in the first meeting.
Braden Holtby
Dec. 11, 2017, 10:49 a.m.
Goalie Start
Holtby will start Friday vs. the Rangers.
Holtby allowed two goals on 39 shots in the Capitals win over the Blackhawks on Wednesday. Holtby has won four of his last five starts while posting a 2.41 GAA and .925 SV%. Tonight he will take on the Rangers for the first time this season and Holtby comes in at 9-4-0 with a 2.07 GAA and .937 SV% at the Capital One Arena.
Braden Holtby
Dec. 8, 2017, 12:56 p.m.
Injury
Burakovsky (thumb) will draw back into the lineup on Friday.
Burakovsky has been out since October 21st but with Tyler Graovac being placed on waivers and Travis Boyd being sent to Hershey (AHL) the Capitals cleared the way for Burakovsky to play Friday. Prior to getting hurt, Burakovsky had one goal and three assists (four points) in nine games.
Andre Burakovsky
Dec. 7, 2017, 12:57 p.m.
Goalie Start
Holtby will start Wednesday vs. the Blackhawks.
Holtby gave up three goals on 35 shots in the Capitals win over the Blue Jackets on Saturday. Holtby has won four of his last six starts while posting a 2.52 GAA and .921 SV%. Tonight he will make his 21st start of the season and his 13 at the Capital One Arena, where he has gone 8-4-0 with a 2.08 GAA and .935 SV% this season.
Braden Holtby
Dec. 6, 2017, 3:55 p.m.
Injury
Oshie (upper-body) will not play Wednesday vs. Chicago.
Oshie was injured in Monday’s win over the Sharks and will not play tonight vs. the Blackhawks. With Oshie out, Alex Chiasson will move up to the Capitals second line and Chandler Stephenson will draw back into the lineup.
T.J. Oshie
Dec. 6, 2017, 10:34 a.m.
Goalie Start
Holtby is in the starter's crease at the Capitals morning skate.
Holtby gave up three goals on 35 shots in the Capitals win over the Blue Jackets on Saturday. Holtby has won four of his last six starts while posting a 2.52 GAA and .921 SV%. Tonight he will make his 21st start of the season and his 13 at the Capital One Arena, where he has gone 8-4-0 with a 2.08 GAA and .935 SV% this season.
Braden Holtby
Dec. 6, 2017, 10:24 a.m.
Injury
Oshie left Monday’s game with an upper-body injury and did not return.
Oshie left midway through the second period in the Capitals win over the Sharks last night. Oshie had his head crushed into the corner boards by Joe Thornton and will be re-evaluated on Tuesday. Oshie is a question mark for Wednesday’s game vs. the Blackhawks.
T.J. Oshie
Dec. 5, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Injury
Stephenson will not play Monday because of an upper-body injury.
Stephenson was not on the ice for the Capitals morning skate and is day-to-day with an upper-body injury. With Stephenson out, Travis Boyd has been recalled and will make his NHL debut vs. the Sharks.
Chandler Stephenson
Dec. 4, 2017, 12:30 p.m.
Goalie Start
Grubauer will be between the pipes vs. the Sharks on Monday.
Grubauer allowed one goal on 26 shots in the Capitals’ win over the Lightning on November 24th. Despite Braden Holtby playing very well recently, Grubauer will start tonight vs. the Sharks. He is coming off of his first win of the year and San Jose comes in ranked third last in the NHL in scoring, averaging just 2.56 goals for per game.
Philipp Grubauer
Dec. 4, 2017, 10:38 a.m.
Goalie Start
Holtby will start Saturday vs. the Blue Jackets.
Holtby allowed three goals on 25 shots in the Capitals’ 5-2 loss to the Kings. The boxscore made Holtby’s night looks worse than it was, but the Kings added two late empty netters to seal Holtby’s third loss in six starts. Holtby finished November at 8-3-0 with a 2.51 GAA and .919 SV% and tonight he starts vs. the Blue Jackets on home ice, where he has seven wins in 11 starts.
Braden Holtby
Dec. 2, 2017, 10:59 a.m.
Line Change
Djoos (upper-body) will return to the Capitals lineup on Thursday.
Christian Djoos
Nov. 30, 2017, 11:42 a.m.
Goalie Start
Holtby will start Thursday vs. the Kings.
Holtby allowed two goals on 29 shots in the Capitals’ win in Toronto last Saturday. After four days off, Holtby will draw back into the Capitals crease for his 19th start of the season tonight vs. the Kings. Holtby has won three of his last four starts while posting a 2.27 GAA and .931 SV%.
Braden Holtby
Nov. 30, 2017, 10:55 a.m.
Call up / Send down
The Capitals have sent Aaron Ness to Hershey (AHL).
Ness cleared waivers this afternoon and has been sent to the AHL to make room for Christian Djoos to be activated from IR. Ness has played in eight games with Washington this season and has registered just one assist.
Aaron Ness
Nov. 29, 2017, 1:01 p.m.
Goalie Start
Holtby will start Saturday in Toronto.
Holtby allowed two goals on 31 shots in the Capitals win over the Senators on Wednesday. With Philipp Grubauer starting last night, Holtby will go tonight in Toronto. The 28-year-old has gone 7-2-0 with a 2.51 GAA and .922 SV% in November. In his first start against Toronto this season, Holtby stopped 28 of 29 shots in a 2-0 loss
Braden Holtby
Nov. 25, 2017, 5:56 p.m.
Goalie Start
Holtby will likely start Saturday in Toronto.
Holtby allowed two goals on 31 shots in the Capitals win over the Senators on Wednesday. With Philipp Grubauer starting last night, Holtby will go tonight in Toronto. The 28-year-old has gone 7-2-0 with a 2.51 GAA and .922 SV% in November. In his first start against Toronto this season, Holtby stopped 28 of 29 shots in a 2-0 loss.
Braden Holtby
Nov. 24, 2017, 10:09 a.m.
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