Category Archives: Goaltending

Capitals Will “Explore All Opportunities” To Address Goaltending, Look From Within For Other Needs This Offseason, Says General Manager Brian MacLellan

Screenshot: Washington Capitals With the NHL offseason truly beginning to take hold, the Washington Capitals are just one of the league’s 32 clubs gearing up for the NHL Entry Draft on July 7, evaluating potential picks as well as preparing … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Fourth Quarter/End of the Season Report: 2021-22 Season

Photo: Nova Caps With the 2021-22 season over for the Washington Capitals, it’s time to take our regular quarterly assessment of the team for the fourth quarter of the season.

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Several Capitals Players Reach Career Milestones In Impressive Win Over Penguins

Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via Getty Images On Saturday the Washington Capitals beat the Pittsburgh Penguins, 6-3 in dramatic, come-from-behind fashion. In addition to a critical victory in the Metropolitan Division playoff race, the game saw a number of Capitals milestones achieved.

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The Capitals Honor Longtime Goalie Braden Holtby With Tribute Video During Game Against Stars

The Washington Capitals’ Sunday evening contest against the Dallas Stars was one that carried with it a mix of emotion as former Capitals goalie Braden Holtby returned to Capital One Arena for the first time since departing from the team … Continue reading

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A Sweet Return Between the Pipes: Vitek Vanecek Stands Strong in First Game Since February 1

Photo: The Hershey Bears After suffering an injury in the first period of the Washington Capitals’ game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on February 1, goaltender Vitek Vanecek has slowly but surely worked his way back to a return to the … Continue reading

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Capitals Recall Brett Leason and Pheonix Copley From Taxi Squad, Re-Assign Hunter Shepard to the Hershey Bears

John McCreary/NHLI via Getty Images In the wake of the news that captain Alex Ovechkin would miss the 2022 NHL All-Star Game due to testing positive for the coronavirus, and ahead of their game against the Edmonton Oilers, the Washington … Continue reading

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Capitals Re-assign Pheonix Copley to Taxi Squad from Hershey

The Washington Capitals have re-assigned goaltender Pheonix Copley from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL) to the taxi squad, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.

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Despite Recent Stretch of Team Struggles, Vitek Vanecek Standing Strong in Net

Glenn James/NHLI via Getty Images While much of the buzz around the Washington Capitals’ eventual 5-0 shutout victory over the Dallas Stars centered on their former starting goaltender Braden Holtby facing his longtime club for the first time, and perhaps … Continue reading

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No. 3 for VV! Vitek Vanecek Records Third Career Shutout In 2-0 Victory Over the New York Islanders

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images With the Washington Capitals looking to break an 0-2-2 skid on Saturday afternoon and looking to add their first victory of the Year 2022, a strong performance by goaltender Vitek Vanecek helped the team secure a 2-0 … Continue reading

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“He Was The Backbone For Us Tonight”: Vitek Vanecek Makes Season-High 40 Saves in Capitals’ 5-2 Win Over Jets

Photo: Jonathan Kozub/NHLI via Getty Images Washington Capitals goaltender Vitek Vanecek had a fantastic Friday night in the team’s 5-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets at Canadian Life Centre. He made a season-high forty saves in the win.

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