Category Archives: Goaltending

Eastern Conference Showdown: Capitals at Lightning Goalie Matchup

As the Washington Capitals and Tampa Bay Lightning prepare for Saturday night’s “Beasts of the East” matchup, one of the marquee matchups to watch will be in the goal crease. The Capitals’ Braden Holtby and Lightning’s Andrei Vasilevskiy will man … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Goalie Prospect Ilya Samsonov Reveals New Mask, Set to Debut Tomorrow

After a rough start to his first professional season in North America, Capitals’ goaltender prospect Ilya Samsonov has rebounded brilliantly in the latter part of the season, with his play helping the Hershey Bears to an 11-game winning streak at … Continue reading

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Capitals Braden Holtby Wins His 250th Game, Becoming the Second-Fastest Goalie Ever to Do So

Since his establishment as the Capitals’ starting netminder in 2012, Braden Holtby has compiled win upon win and in securing another victory in the Capitals’ 5-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night, he reached the 250-win plateau for … Continue reading

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Capitals Welcome Back Former Backup Goaltender Philipp Grubauer With Touching Tribute Video During Game Against Avalanche

In a season that has been filled with tribute videos and meetings with former players and coaches, the Capitals continued the presentations in their Thursday night game against the Colorado Avalanche, as they honored former backup goaltender Philipp Grubauer with … Continue reading

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Braden Holtby Could Return For Capitals Against Islanders on Friday

It is possible that Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby will start against the New York Islanders on Friday night (7:30 PM Eastern on NBC Sports Washington) after missing the past two games with an eye injury. 

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Capitals’ Braden Holtby Leaves Game Versus Blue Jackets With Eye Injury

Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images The Capitals had enough problems as they continued trying to even the score in their Saturday night game against the division rival Columbus Blue Jackets, but losing starting goaltender Braden Holtby only added … Continue reading

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Pheonix Rising: Pheonix Copley Exceeding Rookie Expectations

Photo: NBC Sports Washington After allowing six goals in a 6-0 loss to the New Jersey Devils on October 11 in his Washington Capitals debut, many questioned whether or not goaltender Pheonix Copley was ready for the NHL. His performance … Continue reading

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From Kolzig to Holtby: Looking at the Washington Capitals’ Goalie Carousel – Part 5 of 5

Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports NoVa Caps is currently presenting a multi-part review of the Capitals’ search for a starting goaltender to replace longtime netminder Olaf Kolzig after his departure in 2008, and how it led to the rise … Continue reading

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Goaltender Domination Reigns In The Metropolitan Division…and Will For Years to Come

Photo: Tori Hartman Henrik Lundqvist, Sergei Bobrovsky, Braden Holtby, Matt Murray, and Cory Schneider. Not only are those goalies some of the top netminders in the league, they are all from the Metropolitan Division. Murray and Schneider may be having … Continue reading

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From Kolzig to Holtby – Washington Capitals Goalie Carousel – Part 4

Photo: @Capitals NoVa Caps is currently presenting a multipart review of the Capitals’ search for a starting goaltender to replace longtime netminder, Olaf Kolzig, and how it led to the rise of current starter Braden Holtby. In part 4, we … Continue reading

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