Capitals coach Dale Hunter acknowledged before Sundays game against the Minnesota Wild that he was looking for a goalie to step up and have a good stretch run.
With 15 days remaining in the regular season the race for the eighth and final playoff spot in the NHLs Eastern Conference is down two teams the late-charging Buffalo Sabres and hard-luck Washingt
Braden Holtby is in and Alex Semin is out.
Holtby led the Capitals onto the ice for warmups tonight in Philadelphia, a sure sign hell get his second consecutive start between the pipes.
Braden Holtby learned on the plane ride from Chicago to Detroit that hed be getting his first NHL start since Feb. 13 against the Red Wings.
This will not come as a surprise to any of you, but this is going to be one crazy race in the Southeast Division and in the Eastern Conference.