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After the first two periods remained scoreless, action finally occurred with a power-play goal from defenseman John Carlson late in the final frame and later an empty-net goal by captain Alex Ovechkin to seal the deal.
Samsonov faced 16 shots by Arizona and stopped all of them, recording his first shutout of the season and fourth of his career.
Ilya Samsonov earns his fourth career shutout against Arizona, stopping all 16 shots faced.
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) October 30, 2021
The Capitals’ locker room awards have gone Vikings-inspired this season. Samsonov earned the shield tonight, which is given to the best defensive player of the game.
Tonight’s vikings pic.twitter.com/hhyIGXYMF7
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) October 30, 2021
For the NHL’s opening month of October, Samsonov has gone 3-0-1 in four games played, 2.43 goals-against average, and a .904 save percentage.
By Della Young