Washington Capitals goalie prospect Ilya Samsonov returned to the win column for the second time in this young KHL season, as Metallurg beat Admiral 4-2 Tuesday night at the Magnitogorsk Arena. Samsonov is now 2-0 so far this season.
Samsonov, 20, stopped 27 of 29 shots, including this gem off of his teammates skate.
Samsonov made his KHL season debut on Sunday, August 27, in a 5-4 win for Metallurg. Samsonov made 22 saves in 26 attempts for a .846 save percentage. Samsonov, selected with the Capitals’ first pick in 2015 (22nd overall), has one year remaining on his KHL contract.
Samsonov’s stats for the season so far:
By Jon Sorensen