Category Archives: Goaltending

Who Is Craig Anderson? A Look At the Washington Capitals’ Newest Goaltender

Patrick Smith/Getty Images While he has yet to see any actual game action for the Washington Capitals, veteran goaltender Craig Anderson finds himself as the Capitals’ second goaltender, with Ilya Samsonov out after a positive COVID-19 diagnosis and breaking of … Continue reading

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Shutout Streak Of Former Washington Capitals Goaltender Semyon Varlamov Ends At 142.10

Former Washington Capitals goaltender Semyon Varlamov is having a season to remember so fr in 2021. He started the season with a very impressive shutout streak that finally came to an end against the New Jersey Devils on Thursday.

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Capitals’ Vitek Vanecek on NHL Debut, 2-1 Victory Over Sabres: “The Dream Came True”

Photo: @Capitals Washington Capitals goaltender Vitek Vanecek made his NHL debut Friday night as the Capitals clashed with the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center. A first career NHL game is one a player will never forget. The night became even … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Vitek Vanecek: “I’m Ready To Go Right Now”

On Thursday, Washington Capitals goaltender Vitek Vanecek spoke to the media on a Zoom call following the team’s first scrimmage on the fourth day of the 2020-21 training camp. He discussed his readiness to play and time spent in the … Continue reading

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The Russian Infusion: An Updated Look At The Influx of Young Russian Goaltenders in the NHL

Before the 2019-20 season, it was evident that there was a new wave of young Russian-born goaltenders who would soon be having an impact in the National Hockey League, with many of them expected to soon populate the Metropolitan Division … Continue reading

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Former Caps Goalie Michal Neuvirth Ends Season with Sparta Praha For Health Reasons

Hockey fans had just learned that Capitals goaltender Henrik Lundqvist would be unable to play in the 2020-21 season due to health reasons. Now a former Capitals goalie, Michal Neuvirth, has also announced he will be unable to play this … Continue reading

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After The Henrik Lundqvist News, There Are More Questions Facing Capitals

Photo: NHL.com After goaltender Braden Holtby signed a two-year contract with the Vancouver Canucks and the news that newly-signed goaltender Henrik Lundqvist will miss the entire 2020-21 season due to a heart condition, the Washington Capitals now have a hole … Continue reading

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A Workload of Highlights: Notable Moments From Braden Holtby’s Career With the Washington Capitals

With longtime Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby having signed a two-year contract with the Vancouver Canucks in free agency, it is now appropriate to look at the highlights of Holtby’s career with the Capitals.  Since his first NHL appearance in … Continue reading

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Assessing Metropolitan Division Goalie Tandems For 2020-21 NHL Season

Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images The NHL’s free agency period has seen a number of moves involving goalies, and many of those signings have come in the Metropolitan Division.  Several teams have young netminders with bright futures ahead, some moved to … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Newly-Signed Henrik Lundqvist: “I Want To See Myself Lift That Cup And I Want To Do It In Washington”

Photo: @Capitals On Friday, goaltender Henrik Lundqvist spoke to D.C. media for the first time since signing to a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Washington Capitals earlier in the day. He expressed his gratitude to the New York Rangers, … Continue reading

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