Category Archives: Goaltending

A Look At Braden Holtby’s Starts To Seasons: Is There A Reason For Concern When Capitals’ Season Resumes?

While the regular season is complete, it is still going to feel very much like a new season when the NHL resumes play after five months in between games due to the coronavirus pandemic. Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby has … Continue reading

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A Look At How Capitals’ Goalies Performed During Their Rookie Season

Photo: @Capitals As goaltender Ilya Samsonov looks poised to become the Washington Capitals‘ starter for the foreseeable future after this season due to a strong campaign and Braden Holtby set to become an unrestricted free agent and unlikely to be … Continue reading

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An Early Look At UFA Goalies To Fill The Capitals’ Backup Role Next Season

Photo: NBC DFW With goaltender Braden Holtby possibly not returning to the Washington Capitals next season, as he looks for a big payday that the Capitals can’t afford, the team will need to sign a veteran backup goalie in free agency, … Continue reading

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2020 NHL GM Meetings: Player Health and Puck Tracking Are the Latest Hot Topics

The NHL GMs are ready to implement new technology on the ice. Continue reading

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While Braden Holtby Remains The Capitals’ No. 1 Goalie, Ilya Samsonov Needs To Be Tested Down The Stretch

Photo: @Capitals Goaltender Braden Holtby has secured the top spot in net for the Washington Capitals after rebounding from struggles throughout January when he went 2-6-0 with an .843 save percentage (the second-worst in the league during that period) and … Continue reading

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A Look at Trevor Hanger, the Washington Capitals’ Emergency Backup Goalie

The topic of emergency backup goalies has been taking the hockey world by storm recently ever since the phenomenal story of 42-year-old David Ayres suiting up for the Carolina Hurricanes last Saturday against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Emergency backup goalies … Continue reading

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42-Year-Old David Ayres Dresses As Hurricanes’ Emergency Backup vs. Maple Leafs

After goaltender James Reimer suffered a lower-body injury in the first period of the Carolina Hurricanes’ game against the Toronto Maple Leafs Saturday night, and backup Petr Mrazek got banged-up when he skated out to play the puck a little past … Continue reading

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Capitals Recall Goaltender Vitek Vanecek From AHL Hershey Bears

Photo: NHL.com The Washington Capitals have recalled goaltender Vitek Vanecek from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.

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Ilya Samsonov Leaves Capitals’ Morning Skate Due To Injury

Goaltender Ilya Samsonov left the Washington Capitals’ morning skate on Tuesday due to injury after captain Alex Ovechkin hit him with a shot up high. The severity of the injury has yet to be determined. A shooter tutor has replaced … Continue reading

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Critical Points Are Up For Grabs As the Capitals Approach February

The Washington Capitals have a couple of winnable games before a tough start to February. Continue reading

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