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 done nothing but grow over the decades, including 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 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.

    Liked by 1 person

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