Capitals Daily Report: Goalies Shine in Day 3 of Development Camp

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If you love great goaltending the place you had to be this Thursday morning was at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. Adam Carlson, Collin Delia, Michael Lackey, and Mack Shields were each stellar on the ice.  

FORWARDS
Over on the forwards’ side, their session started out with them passing the pucks to each other, similar to playing catch.

You asked for goaltending performances, you got it. We start with Mack Shields channeling his inner Braden Holtby.

The forwards practiced give-n-go’s.

The forwards would move to breakaways. On the far end, Shields was stopping everything in sight.

As was Michael Lackey on the other end.

DEFENSE
Jonas Siegenthaler, Colby Williams, and Kristofers Bindulis were practicing puck control along the boards.

The blueliners would move to slap-shot drills.

The defense would shortly wrap up and go join the rest of the team.

SPLIT GROUPS
After a short locker room meeting, the team was ready to take the ice. The players would split into two groups with one group on the Capitals rink and the other practicing on the public rink.

Adam Carlson makes two blocker saves.

Don’t worry folks, there were still some goals scored today. Chase Priskie started the breakthrough.

Over on the other rink, they knew they were going to have a rough day, so a few players opted for the goalie dummy. Some of our Twitter followers confused the dummy with Michael Neuvirth or playoff Jose Theodore.

Almost, Jonas Siegenthaler.

Shields makes a glove save.

There were some one-on-one drills.

A puck flew right by me.

Then full ice work took effect.

I’ll tell you one thing, those players loved that goalie dummy.

The frustrations with the real goalies continued.

Shane Gersich found the back of the net, too.

Connor Hobbs nearly executed the one-timer.

Tanner Jeannot was not intimidated by the goaltenders. He followed his shot and scored on the rebound.

Could we see Sebastian Walfridsson protecting Adam Carlson in the future?

Some of the pucks got stuck on the top of the netting 😦

Working on puck control around the hockey stick.

Finally, the public rink group stretched to end their session.

The Capitals’ rink group continued their session working on backhand shots.

Then they just about had it with their goaltender. Three goalies escaped, but they caught Michael Lackey and ganged up on him.

Lackey was calm and poised, but it’s hard facing seven players at once with no defense. Jeannot scored on the one-timer.

Lackey had the last laugh with a wicked glove save.

Clean up time! That’s a wrap from day three of Capitals Development Camp.

PHOTO OF THE DAY

Slapshot’s whip. You may have seen him ride this vehicle at Verizon Center home games.

By Michael Marzzacco

@chobbs15 about to do work. #Capitals #RockTheRed #LetsGoCaps

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About Michael Marzzacco

Michael is an avid DC sports fan with a passion for writing. He has followed the Washington Capitals since the 2003-04 season, around the time his enthusiasm for DC teams really began. It was from the days when they had the worst record in the league to when they became the most exciting team in the area. His Dad took him to his first Caps game a couple of years later. One of his favorite memories was being in the stands during the 2015 Winter Classic where Troy Brouwer scored the game-winning goal with 12 seconds left. Michael graduated from Radford University in May 2016, earning a degree in journalism and focusing on sports journalism and broadcasting. His goal is to work in sports media in Washington, D.C.
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