Category Archives: Goaltending

Washington Capitals Acknowledge Vitek Vanecek In His Return to Capital One Arena

Photo courtesy David Brown The Washington Capitals signed goaltender Darcy Kuemper in the offseason to a five-year contract to be their number one goalie for the foreseeable future, hoping for stability long-term in the position. During their Thursday night tilt … Continue reading

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Nine-Year Old Fighting Leukemia Joins Seattle Kraken As A Goaltender, Takes the Ice With Philipp Grubauer, Martin Jones

Seattle Kraken The Seattle Kraken and their goaltending tandem, including former Washington Capitals backup netminder Philipp Grubauer, made a young fan’s dream come true during their win over the Vancouver Canucks yesterday, showing once more why hockey is more than … Continue reading

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Confidence in the Crease: The Washington Capitals’ Offseason Goaltending Shakeup Paying Off

Scott Taetsch/Getty Images When the offseason officially began for all 32 NHL teams last summer, it was no secret that the Washington Capitals were in the market for a goaltender or two. Having given the paint to two, inexperienced young … Continue reading

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Chalking it Up to Chuck: Charlie Lindgren Stepping Up In Absence of Darcy Kuemper

Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images When the Washington Capitals made a drastic overhaul of their goaltending tandem this past offseason, the signing of backup netminder Charlie Lindgren (a veteran of just 29 NHL games at the time) was likely not … Continue reading

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Capitals Netminder Prospects Clay Stevenson and Mitchell Gibson Shine On Saturday Night

Photo: South Carolina Stingrays Saturday night was a very good night for two of the Capitals goaltending prospects: Clay Stevenson of the South Carolina Stingrays and Mitchell Gibson of Harvard University. Stevenson made his professional hockey debut in the Stingrays’ … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Charlie Lindgren To Start Vs. Golden Knights; John Carlson Remains Out, Day-To-Day

Head coach Peter Laviolette met with the media prior to Tuesday’s tilt against the Vegas Golden Knights at Capital One Arena (7 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington). He confirmed Charlie Lindgren will be between the pipes tonight while defenseman John … Continue reading

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Cheers For Charlie: Charlie Lindgren Shines in First Win As A Washington Capital

Washington Capitals After playing just 29 games in his NHL career, Charlie Lindgren was a virtual unknown to the Capitals when they signed him to a three-year contract in free agency this past summer. While the sample size was small, … Continue reading

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“I’m Excited For This New Chapter, New Adventure, Can’t Wait to Start It Tomorrow”: Darcy Kuemper Speaks Ahead of His Capitals Debut

Screenshot: Capitals The Capitals will have a number of new faces taking the ice on Opening Night on October 12, as their 2022-23 regular season kicks off against the Boston Bruins. Among them will be goaltender Darcy Kuemper, who enters … Continue reading

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Showdown with Sammy: Ilya Samsonov To Make His Maple Leafs Debut Against the Capitals on October 13

Paige Taylor White/Toronto Star While the Washington Capitals revamped their goaltending tandem during the offseason, they won’t have to wait long to see one of their most recent former occupants of the crease as they begin the 2022-23 regular season.

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Capitals’ Darcy Kuemper After Preseason Finale Victory: “It’s Nice To See Those Game Situations That Are Kinda Harder To Replicate In Practice”

Screencap: @Capitals Washington Capitals goaltender Darcy Kuemper spoke to the media following Saturday’s 4-3 overtime win over the Columbus Blue Jackets at Capital One Arena in the team’s final preseason game.

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