Olaf Kolzig helping Capitals goalie Braden Holtby write new chapter

Friday December 6th, 2013
Capitals goaltending coach Olaf Kolzig (left) has been preaching patience to Braden Hotlby.
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Enter Olie

A Vezina Trophy winner, Olaf Kolzig is the most accomplished goaltender in Capitals history.
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An intensely focused goaltender, Braden Holtby leans on his goalie coach in tough times.
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Perhaps that belief, and Kolzig's instruction, will write a more satisfying ending to what has become a frustrating rite of spring for the Capitals. The signs for success are certainly there.

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