Category Archives: Goaltending

Birth Of A Beast: Retro Recap – Washington Capitals vs Boston Bruins – November 5, 2010

Photos: NHL via Getty Images With the Washington Capitals about to face the Bruins tonight at TD Garden in Boston, I  thought I would take a look back to a prior contest that took place between the two teams on … Continue reading

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Capitals’ GM Brian MacLellan Doesn’t Think Contract Situation Impacted Braden Holtby’s Slow Start

Photo: NBCS Washington Sportsnet’s Elliotte Freidman wrote in his weekly “31 Thoughts” column on Sportsnet on Thursday that Washington Capitals GM Brian MacLellan told him that he doesn’t think goaltender Braden Holtby’s contract situation affected his play to start the … Continue reading

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NHL Power Rankings: The Sabres and Oilers Surprise; The Wild are Plummeting

Ranking all 31 NHL clubs through the middle of October. Continue reading

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Capitals To Start Ilya Samsonov vs. Maple Leafs On Wednesday Night

The Washington Capitals will start goaltender Ilya Samsonov against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night (7 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington) after Braden Holtby allowed three goals on three shots and was pulled in the team’s 6-3 loss to … Continue reading

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Shining In Dallas: Through Two Periods of Play, Capitals Perfect Against the Stars

Glenn James/NHLI via Getty Images Heading into their Saturday night tilt against the Dallas Stars, the Capitals had a lot riding on their shoulders, having come off three straight losses and the fact that the team had not won a … Continue reading

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Ilya Samsonov: A Look at Braden Holtby’s New Understudy and Potential Heir Apparent

Placing goaltender Pheonix Copley on waivers earlier in the week made it clear that 2015 top pick Ilya Samsonov would be the new understudy for starter Braden Holtby to start the 2019-20 season. In just his second season in North America, the … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Pheonix Copley Clears Waivers, Gets Assigned To AHL Hershey

Photo: Sports Illustrated Washington Capitals goaltender Pheonix Copley cleared waivers, the team announced on Thursday afternoon. The team waived the 27-year old on Wednesday in an effort to send him to the AHL’s Hershey Bears.

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Ilya Samsonov To Make NHL Debut In Capitals’ Game On Friday

Washington Capitals head coach Todd Reirden told the media that goaltender Ilya Samsonov, who will be the team’s backup goaltender this season, will make his NHL debut on Friday night when the team visits the New York Islanders (7 PM … Continue reading

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The Russians Are Coming!: A Look at the Influx of Russian Goaltenders in the Metropolitan Division

Photos: KHL “The Russians are Coming, The Russians are coming!” was a cry from an old movie during the Cold War era. Today in a hockey context, the saying could be used to describe the bevy of Russian goaltenders that … Continue reading

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Report: Capitals To Bring Hayden Hawkey To Training Camp On ATO

Photo: NHL.com According to Mark Divver of Rinkside Rhode Island, the Washington Capitals will sign former Providence College goaltender Hayden Hawkey on an amateur tryout agreement.

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