Capitals Call-Up Ilya Samsonov For Goalie Depth During Stanley Cup Playoffs; Petr Mrazek To Start Game 1 For Hurricanes

The Washington Capitals recalled goaltender Ilya Samsonov for goaltending depth for Games 1 and 2 of their first-round series with the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs, which begins on Thursday at 7:30 PM ET (NBC Sports Washington locally, USA Network nationally). Head coach Todd Reirden told reporters that the team will make a decision on whether Samsonov will stay or go after Game 2 on Saturday (3 PM ET, NBC).

Capitals’ Game 1 Lineup

The power-play units did not change from the regular season.

Interviews

From Hurricanes Side

Head coach Rodd Brind’Amour named Petr Mrazek his Game 1 starting netminder.

Brind’Amour stated that defenseman Calvin deHann (upper-body) will not likely play in Game 2 on Saturday but he was hopeful that deHann would appear sometime in the series.

Hurricanes’ Game 1 Lineup

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By Harrison Brown

About Harrison Brown

Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a passion for sports writing. He attended his first game at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder since the 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps memory was watching the Capitals hoist the Stanley Cup in Las Vegas. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
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1 Response to Capitals Call-Up Ilya Samsonov For Goalie Depth During Stanley Cup Playoffs; Petr Mrazek To Start Game 1 For Hurricanes

  1. Pingback: Washington Capitals Prospect Review and Forecast: Ilya Samsonov | NoVa Caps

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