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


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.  

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.

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.

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.


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By Michael Marzzacco

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