Category Archives: Goaltending

Evgeny Kuznetsov Auditions to be a Goaltender

The Capitals have been known for their goaltending depth. From Braden Holtby and Philipp Grubauer, to the prospects such as Vitek Vanecek, Pheonix Copley and Ilya Samsonov. At the conclusion of practice on Thursday morning, Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov decided … Continue reading

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Hidden Story Behind All of Pheonix Copley’s Professional Masks

Hershey Bears goaltender Pheonix Copley has spent seven years in professional hockey. Throughout those years he’s had an array of different goalie masks but all these masks had one thing in common, candy canes on his chin. Candy canes are … Continue reading

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Capitals Visit Vegas for First Date With Golden Knights

The Washington Capitals will visit the Vegas Golden Knights for the first-ever meeting between the two teams on Saturday. The game will be the last for each team before the Christmas break. 

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Capitals’ Goalie Prospect Ilya Samsonov Beats CSKA Moscow in First Apperance in Nearly a Month

Photos: KHL Capitals goaltending prospect Ilya Samsonov is arguably, one of, if not the, best netminding prospects in hockey and despite a season in which he has struggled, the former first-round pick earned a win against CSKA Moscow in his … Continue reading

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December 12, 2008: Capitals’ Website Producer Suits Up as Backup Goaltender

Photo: Mitchell Layton/Getty Images Nine years ago, Capitals’ goaltender Jose Theodore left the Capitals’ game against the Ottawa Senators because of a hip flexor injury he sustained during the Capitals’ morning skate. Former-Capitals goalie Semyon Varlamov, now with the Colorado Avalanche, … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Goaltending Depth Quickly Becoming an Organizational Strength

Photo: Washington Capitals The Capitals have always had strong, overall depth within in the organization, and like any NHL team, the positional strength varies from season-to-season. Over the last several seasons, the Capitals’ seemingly biggest strength has become its goaltending. … Continue reading

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Vitek Vanecek Pushing for More Playing Time in Hershey

Photo: Tori Hartman Pheonix Copley is one of the best goalies in the American Hockey League (AHL) and is the clear number one netminder for the Hershey Bears. Lately, Copley’s understudy has been shining brightly in net. After a rough … Continue reading

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Report: Samsonov, Capitals Have Verbal Agreement in Place, Expect to Sign Entry-Level Contract in Time for 2018-19

The Washington Capitals have a verbal commitment with prospect goaltender Ilya Samsonov, KHL Insider Aivis Kalniņš reported Tuesday. This came while Capitals’ GM Brian MacLellan was in Russia talking to the 20-year old goaltender. Samsonov will likely sign with the Capitals … Continue reading

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Brian MacLellan to Meet with Ilya Samsonov

Sport-Express Writer Igor Eronko reported on Tuesday morning that Brian MacLellan is in Moscow to talk to Ilya Samsonov‘s representatives. His contract with his KHL team, Magnitka, will end on April 30. 

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Philipp Grubauer Finally Rewarded for Hard Work

Photo: Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images Philipp Grubauer went into Friday’s game against the league’s top team, the Tampa Bay Lightning, with an 0-5-1 record, a .876 save percentage and a 3.86 goals against average for the season. But the … Continue reading

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