Category Archives: Goaltending

From Kolzig to Holtby: Looking at the Washington Capitals’ Goalie Carousel – Part 2

Photo: Elsa/Getty Images For many years, Olaf Kolzig manned the goal-crease in Washington, backstopping the Capitals to an appearance in the 1998 Stanley Cup Finals. However, in the mid-2000’s the Capitals invested in the future in net by drafting youngsters … Continue reading

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Braden Holtby Misses Game vs. Jets With Upper-Body Injury, Gavin McHale Dresses As Emergency Backup

Photo: Sporting News Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby missed the Capitals game against the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday night due to an upper-body injury. Emergency backup Gavin McHale dressed as a backup while goaltender Pheonix Copley started for the second … Continue reading

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From Kolzig to Holtby: Looking At the Washington Capitals’ Goalie Carousel – Part 1

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images To Washington Capitals fans, the 2006 NHL Entry Draft is best known as the draft in which the Capitals drafted Nicklas Backstrom with the fourth overall pick.  At the same time, the Caps realized that longtime franchise … Continue reading

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The Capitals Are Playing Too Loose and Need To Tighten Their Game Up

How can the Capitals adjust their game in the middle of this lengthy home stand? Continue reading

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A Tale Of Two Seasons: After Consecutive Vezina Trophy Nominations, Braden Holtby Has Not Been The Same Goalie… At Least During the Regular Season

Photo: Washington Times After getting nominated for the Vezina Trophy for the second consecutive season following winning the trophy, which is awarded to the league’s top goalie in the regular season, in 2016-17, Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby has not … Continue reading

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Capitals Recall Aaron Ness From Hershey, Send Travis Boyd To Hershey on Conditioning Stint; Bears Recall Parker Milner from South Carolina

Photo: NHL.com The Washington Capitals recalled defenseman Aaron Ness from the AHL’s Hershey Bears while the Bears recalled goaltender Parker Milner from the ECHL’s South Carolina Stingrays, the teams announced on Wednesday evening. 

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Pheonix Copley Expected To Make Capitals Debut at Devils on Thursday

Photo: NHL.com When the Washington Capitals take the ice in warmups at Prudential Center, where they visit the New Jersey Devils for their home opener on Thursday, expect an unfamiliar face leading the team out of the tunnel. 

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Examining the Goaltending Equipment Changes for 2018-19

Will the new goaltender equipment changes have any impact on the scoring in the NHL? Continue reading

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Philipp Grubauer Shelled For Seven Goals in Avalanche Debut

Photo: NHL.com Goaltender Philipp Grubauer was arguably the Capitals‘ best player down the stretch and into the playoffs last season when he recorded a save percentage of .937 and a goals-against average of 1.93, both the best in the NHL … Continue reading

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Potential, Pressure, and Change: Despite His Promising Future, Ilya Samsonov Faces More Than Just Expectations This Season

There was once a time when Evgeny Kuznetsov was the toast of the Capitals’ prospect pool, and when the time finally came for the former first-round pick to come to Washington, expectations were abound for the long-awaited Russian to show … Continue reading

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