Going into the 2013-2014 NHL season, Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby looked like he had a solid chance to make Team Canada’s roster for the Sochi Olympics this winter. Fast-forward to December and Holtby has effectively played his way out of a roster spot. Through 25 games, Holtby has a subpar GAA of 2.82, putting him below lesser netminders like Nashville’s Marek Mazanec and Winnipeg’s Ondrej Pavelec. His save percentage is nothing to write home about, either. It’s good for 16th in the NHL.
Even with Holtby’s shaky start (it didn’t help that the league’s expectations for him were sky high), the Caps are off to a solid start. In December, however, they’ve only been so-so, going 4-3 so far. While they’ve taken out the Predators and Lightning this month, they’ve also fallen to the lowly Panthers and Hurricanes.
Despite the team’s overall good start, ticket prices have fallen. Since opening night the average price for Capitals tickets at the Verizon Center have fallen to $104 per seat, and 17% decline. With that in mind, here is a look at their remaining home games of 2013:
- 12/21 vs NJD – AVG $116, Get-in $35, up 4%
- 12/23 vs ANA – AVG $100, Get-in $29, up 3%
- 12/27 vs NYR – AVG $159, Get-in $59, up 3%