Caps’ Goalie First Star Of The Week.

14 Mar

Cap's new go-to guy?

What? Do my eyes deceive me? Can this be true? Are the stars literally and figuratively lining up against me? *sigh* The NHL has bestowed the coveted ‘stars’ this week and Braden Holtby IS the first star of the week. I don’t even know if this has ever happened for The Capitals. Maybe decades ago when they had Oly the Goalie but then the NHL probably handed out rocks or ice chips. 

 Holtby’s been solid. I’m just scared because neither Neuvy nor Holtby really have what it takes for play-off contention. However, no one does until they go there, so hold on to your diapies guys, it’s gonna be one hell of a ride!


Holtby posted a 4-0-0 record, 1.05 goals-against average, .965 save percentage and one shutout as the Capitals (40-20-10, 90 points) moved into second place in the Eastern Conference. Holtby stopped 110 of 114 shots last week, beginning with a 20-save performance in a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning Mar. 7. He recorded 22 saves in notching his first career shutout, backstopping Washington to a 5-0 win over the Edmonton Oilers Mar. 9 and stopped 40 shots as the Capitals defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 on Mar. 11. Holtby finished the week by recording 27 saves as Washington defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 in overtime, Mar. 13. The 21-year-old native of Lloydminster, Saskatchewan has appeared in 12 games for Washington, posting a record of 8-2-2 with a 1.95 goals-against average, .931 save percentage and one shutout. (courtesy of the NHL.COM)


5 Responses to “Caps’ Goalie First Star Of The Week.”

  1. alexisfrisinger March 14, 2011 at 7:46 pm #

    holy shit that dude is hairy.

    • Pants March 14, 2011 at 7:52 pm #

      Alexis, I think that is my favorite comment in the history of this blog.

  2. dawncherrie March 14, 2011 at 9:49 pm #

    And he is only 21 .. maybe he needs Ovi’s gillette’s sponsorship.

    • Cassy March 15, 2011 at 10:38 am #

      Or the services of whoever waxes MAX TALBOT’s chest…

      • alexisfrisinger March 17, 2011 at 3:20 pm #

        eww…there’s a visual I didn’t need. promise me he’ll never become a Foxy Friday Stud.

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