Ilya Samsonov Continues to Shine, Shuts-Out Traktor


Washington Capitals goalie prospect Ilya Samsonov stopped all 31 shots he faced for a 1-0 shutout over rival Traktor in KHL action on Friday night. The win raised Samsonov’s overall record to 15-3-5 for the season. 

Samsonov, who began the season as Metallurg’s primary back-up netminder, has worked his way into becoming the team’s number one goaltender, as the team approaches post-season play. Samsonov is now 15-3-5 with a .936 save percentage and a 2.13 goals against average.

Here are the complete game highlights. (Metallurg/Samsonov wearing blue jerseys).

The win improved Mettalurg’s record to 36-5-6-13 (124 points) which is the best record in the KHL’s Eastern Conference.

Samsonov was the Capitals first-round pick (22nd overall) in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Civil Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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2 Responses to Ilya Samsonov Continues to Shine, Shuts-Out Traktor

  1. Peter Wolfe says:

    The Caps will surly need a new backup goalie next year as Grubauer wil go in the expansion draft.

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