Braden Holtby’s magical 2016 continues. Thursday morning, the Washington Capitals announced that the Lloydminster, Saskatchewan-native will participate in the Canadian Embassy’s tree lighting ceremony along with Ambassador David MacNaughton next Tuesday.
“After the @uscapitol tree, come by and join the party w/ @Holts170!” the Canadian Embassy wrote on Twitter.
During the 2016 calendar year, Holtby notched his first All-Star Game appearance, tied Martin Brodeur’s single-season wins record, and won the 2016 Vezina Trophy as the NHL’s best goaltender. Holtby was also named to Team Canada’s World Cup of Hockey team and auctioned off a custom-made mask to charity in honor of The Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie.
The Washington Capitals were dominated in every facet of the game Saturday night, losing to the upstart Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2. The Caps have played three games over the last four nights, but starting goaltender Braden Holtby was not interested in any excuses after the game.
“We were completely embarrassed by a young team,” Holtby said to the media. “I think we need to get to work in practice. Get in better shape. Get working harder. Realize it’s not easy just because we had success last year.”
It should have been a win, and Braden Holtby knows it. But with Columbus goals in the first and last minutes of the third period, the Washington Capitals blew it.
With 42 seconds left in regulation, Holtby left the net to give the Caps an extra attacker. On the bench during a late timeout, Holtby was cranky as hell.
Tuesday night, the results of a Very Important Election were announced. No, not the United States presidential election–the Caps Bobblehead Election!
After a flurry of hashtag voting, it was revealed that Braden Holtby is your winner. Holtby beat out Justin Williams and Tom Wilson, despite apparently not voting for himself.
I have some good news to deliver. Caps stars Braden Holtby and Nicklas Backstrom are featured in the latest issue of DC Modern Magazine to promote their new partnerships with So Kids Can. They are wearing very fancy suits.
The two-page spread features both players posing for photos at The Bartlett, a new luxury apartment building in Pentagon City. However, I need to point you to Braden Holtby’s head, where he is sporting an even fancier fedora.
This is tremendous.
November 8 is election day in the United States. And this year, the Caps are giving fans the chance to make another very important decision: What should the next Capitals bobblehead giveaway be?
Tuesday morning via Facebook Live, the Capitals revealed the three candidates for the bobbleheads and they are tremendous.
The last time the Washington Capitals lost two straight games in regulation was March 13, 2015. Curtis Glencross led the way for the Capitals with a first period goal in the team’s 4-2 defeat to the Dallas Stars.
Nineteen months later, the Capitals crashed back to earth after a season of tremendous success. On Wednesday night, the Caps fell 4-1 in Edmonton to Oilers after losing their previous matchup against New York 4-2. The team has now won three of its six games.
Last year, the Capitals had one of the best regular-season performances of all time, capturing the Presidents’ Trophy. Despite bringing back a nearly identical roster, the 2016-17 campaign has gotten off to a choppy start.
“We got to perform better,” defensemen Matt Niskanen said after Wednesday’s loss. “Guys need to do their jobs. It’s a little uncomfortable here tonight after the game.”
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