Category Archives: Goaltending

Report: Capitals’ Pending UFA Braden Holtby To Hit Open Market

According to The Fourth Period’s David Pagnotta, Washington Capitals’ pending unrestricted free agent Braden Holtby will hit the open market on Friday, October 9.

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With The Capitals Needing To Shed Salary, Could Pheonix Copley Be Moved?

Photo: WaPo The flat salary cap is going to make it a struggle for lots of teams to be active and make necessary changes over the next three years, and the Washington Capitals are no different. They enter the offseason … Continue reading

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Looking At The Capitals’ Best Free Agency Options In Goal

Photo: Lehigh Valley Phantoms With goaltender Braden Holtby set to become an unrestricted free agent in the coming weeks and Ilya Samsonov, who is poised to grab a more significant role in his second NHL season, missing the entire 2020 … Continue reading

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Blackhawks’ Corey Crawford Confirms Positive COVID-19 Test

Photo: NBCS Chicago Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford confirmed that he missed the first two weeks of the team’s training camp due to a positive COVID-19 test. He quarantined in Chicago but joined his team for the first time on … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Ilya Samsonov Sustained An Injury, Will Not Travel to Toronto, Expected To Be Ready For 2020-21 Season

Photo: @Capitals According to the Washington Capitals, goaltender Ilya Samsonov sustained an injury prior to the training camp and will not travel with the team to Toronto for the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs on Sunday. He will remain in the … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Braden Holtby Thinks Friday’s Scrimmage Was “A Little Bit Better” Than Previous Ones

Goaltender Braden Holtby thought the Washington Capitals‘ scrimmage on Friday was “a little bit better” than the previous two. The 30-year-old guided the prospects to a 2-1 victory over the veterans. The team will travel to Toronto, the Eastern Conference … Continue reading

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Jets’ Connor Hellebuyck, Lightning’s Andrei Vasilevskiy, Bruins’ Tuukka Rask Nominated For Vezina Trophy

Photo: THN The NHL announced on Friday that Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck, Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy, and Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask are the nominees for the Vezina Trophy, the league’s best goaltender throughout the regular season.

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A Look At Braden Holtby’s Starts To Seasons: Is There A Reason For Concern When Capitals’ Season Resumes?

While the regular season is complete, it is still going to feel very much like a new season when the NHL resumes play after five months in between games due to the coronavirus pandemic. Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby has … Continue reading

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A Look At How Capitals’ Goalies Performed During Their Rookie Season

Photo: @Capitals As goaltender Ilya Samsonov looks poised to become the Washington Capitals‘ starter for the foreseeable future after this season due to a strong campaign and Braden Holtby set to become an unrestricted free agent and unlikely to be … Continue reading

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An Early Look At UFA Goalies To Fill The Capitals’ Backup Role Next Season

Photo: NBC DFW With goaltender Braden Holtby possibly not returning to the Washington Capitals next season, as he looks for a big payday that the Capitals can’t afford, the team will need to sign a veteran backup goalie in free agency, … Continue reading

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