Category Archives: Goaltending

Keys to the Series: How Can the Washington Capitals End the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Hopes for a 3-Peat?

How can the Washington Capitals overcome the odds and defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins for the first time in the Alex Ovechkin era? Continue reading

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After Being Benched For First Two Games, Braden Holtby Comes Through, Leads Capitals to Second Round

Photos: Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images Braden Holtby came up big in the Capitals first round series win over the Blue Jackets, from the moment his name was called to enter the game in the third period of Game 2. 

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Barry Trotz talks about Conversation He Had with Braden Holtby Prior to the Start of the Playoffs

The goaltending has been a hot topic surrounding the Washington Capitals over the last month. In the latest chapter, Braden Holtby shined in Game 3 with some huge saves in the Capitals double overtime win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. … Continue reading

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Capitals Starting Lines and Goaltender for Game 3

Photo: Getty Images The Washington Capitals are in Columbus, Ohio staring at an 0-2 series hole. Prior to a pivotal Game 3, the team held a morning skate on Tuesday morning at Nationwide Arena. After Philipp Grubauer had a bad … Continue reading

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After Strong Relief Appearance by Braden Holtby, Trotz Now Faces Decision

After dropping Game 2 in overtime, the Washington Capitals had an off day on Monday. Before departed for Columbus, Ohio coach Barry Trotz held a conference call with reporters. One of the biggest ongoing topics in the final weeks of … Continue reading

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Grubauer To Start Game 2 For Capitals Against Blue Jackets

Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images Capitals’ coach Barry Trotz told reporters on Saturday morning during the team’s practice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex that Philipp Grubauer will start Game 2 against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday night at Capital One … Continue reading

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Holtby or Gruby: Who Should Start Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs? [Reader’s Poll]

One of the hottest topics among Caps Nation over the last several weeks has been about the goaltenders. When a game is on the horizon, no matter who the Washington Capitals are up against, the debates go down on who … Continue reading

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Philipp Grubauer Gets a New Mask

Photo: @daveart David Gunnarsson is the mastermind behind goalie mask designs for numerous Washington Capitals and Hershey Bears goaltenders over the years. This week, he unveiled his latest creation for Capitals netminder Philipp Grubauer. You can follow David on Instagram … Continue reading

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A Look at the NHL’s Top Goaltending Tandems Heading In to the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs

As the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs approach, which clubs are in great shape with their goaltending tandems? Continue reading

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Capitals Recall Pheonix Copley From Hershey

Photo: NHL.com The Capitals recalled goaltender Pheonix Copley from the AHL’s Hershey Bears, the team announced today. 

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