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Topic - Braden Holtby
With Brooks Laich sidelined by recurring groin pain Adam Oates must decide on a left wing for the Capitals' top line.
Capitals fans are awaiting Evgeny Kuznetsov's arrival. Where will he fit in? And would the Caps consider buying out Brooks Laich?
"One day you play against them and the next thing you know you join them," Halak said of the not-so-merry-go-round. "I'm happy I'm here and hopefully, I can help them get into the playoffs."
George McPhee made a trade Wednesday that told Washington Capitals fans, "Hey, I'm not going anywhere."
Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek each had two goals, and Michael Raffl and Steve Downie also scored to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 6-4 win over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night.
The Capitals will need to turn the page quickly when they return to action in Boston Thursday night on CSN.
The Boston Bruins forechecked aggressively, cleared the puck easily and dominated the Washington Capitals.
According to a report, Jaroslav Halak will not start against the Bruins and Brooks Laich has returned to Washington.
Caps general manager George McPhee made three trades this week, bringing in winger Dustin Penner from Anaheim and goalie Jaroslav Halak from St. Louis while sending forward Martin Erat to Phoenix. After the NHL's trade deadline passed on Wednesday, McPhee spoke about the role team chemistry plays when he weighs a possible deal.
In an interview with reporters, George McPhee says he expects Jaroslav Halak and Braden Holtby to battle for ice time.
At his trade deadline press conference on Wednesday Capitals GM George McPhee said new goalie Jaroslav Halak will split time with Braden Holtby in net.
The Capitals have acquired goalie Jaroslav Halak and a third-round pick from the Buffalo Sabres in return for goalie Michal Neuvirth and defenseman Rostislav Klesla.
Four years ago, Jaroslav Halak shut down Alex Ovechkin's top-seeded Washington Capitals in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Now the Capitals hope the goalie will help them reach the postseason.
Claude Giroux has put an early-season slump well behind him.
The Capitals have acquired goaltender Jaroslav Halak and a 2015 third round pick from the Buffalo Sabres. Off to Buffalo are Michal Neuvirth and Rostislav Klesla.
"It was frustrating, but it's no more frustrating to me than it is to the other guys in the room," Holtby said. "A goalie can't rely on offense. You have no control over that. You control your game and what you can contribute to the team."
"It's probably the biggest cheer I ever got for making a save," Holtby said.