Category Archives: Goaltending

Preliminary Assessment of Team Goaltending In The Metropolitan Division Heading Into The 2023-24 Season

With a new season on the near horizon, it’s a good time to assess the goaltending situation for each of the teams in the Metropolitan Division. This particular assessment will include last year’s statistics (save percentage, goals against average, etc.) … Continue reading

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It’s Like Deja Vu All Over Again: 2023 NHL Playoffs – Flashback to Playoffs Past

Photo: Karl B. DeBlaker/AP In many ways, the 2023 Stanley Cup playoffs has provided similarities and evoked memories of past playoffs. The teams and the players may be different but in many ways the stories are like the past, especially … Continue reading

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Checking In On Former Washington Capitals Goaltenders In The 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Photo: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports The Washington Capitals did not qualify for the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs this season, but several former Capitals goaltenders are playing for teams that are still playing hockey, including three goaltenders that were in the … Continue reading

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Darcy Kuemper Reflects On Performance In First Season With Capitals: “I’m Happy With the Effort I Put In, But I’m Not Gonna Feel Good About My Game Being in This Position”

Screenshot: Washington Capitals Saturday was “breakdown day” for the Washington Capitals. The day symbolically represents the final day of the 2022-23 season for the team, as players hold final meetings  with management and hold their final media availability with local press.

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What Dreams Are Made Of: College Goalie Reid Cooper Takes Solo Lap Ahead of Capitals’ Final Game of 2022-23 Season

Scott Taetsch/Getty Images With backup goaltender Charlie Lindgren out of the team’s lineup for the penultimate game of the 2022-23 season, the Washington Capitals inked college goalie Reid Cooper to an Amateur Tryout Offer to serve as starter Darcy Kuemper’s … Continue reading

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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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