Category Archives: Goaltending
Bruce Bennett/Getty Images With the Washington Capitals looking to break an 0-2-2 skid on Saturday afternoon and looking to add their first victory of the Year 2022, a strong performance by goaltender Vitek Vanecek helped the team secure a 2-0 … Continue reading
“He Was The Backbone For Us Tonight”: Vitek Vanecek Makes Season-High 40 Saves in Capitals’ 5-2 Win Over Jets
Photo: Jonathan Kozub/NHLI via Getty Images Washington Capitals goaltender Vitek Vanecek had a fantastic Friday night in the team’s 5-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets at Canadian Life Centre. He made a season-high forty saves in the win.
Photo: NHL.com The Washington Capitals have recalled goaltender Zach Fucale from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.
The Washington Capitals announced Sunday morning that goaltender Zach Fucale has been re-assigned to the Hershey Bears. Fucale was recalled to the Capitals for backup purposes during the Capitals’ back-to-back games with Pittsburgh and Buffalo this weekend. The Bears play … Continue reading
Photo: Scott Taetsch/Getty Images With the Washington Capitals having played 20 games in the 2021-2022 season, it’s time for our annual quarterly assessment of the team. In this piece we will look at the first quarter of the Capitals’ season.
Photo: Washington Capitals In the history of the Washington Capitals, 51 men have played at least one game in goal. Among the 51, some made their NHL debut with the Capitals while others made their NHL debut with another team … Continue reading
Photo: @Capitals What a whirlwind for the 26-year-old from Laval, Quebec. Washington Capitals goaltending prospect Zach Fucale was called up from Hershey on Wednesday in time to make the team’s practice and flight to Detroit. Just a few more hours … Continue reading
A Solid Beginning Between the Pipes: Vitek Vanecek Continues Strong Start to the 2021-22 Season In 4-1 Victory Over New Jersey
Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images Entering this season, the goaltending dynamic of the Washington Capitals saw young netminders Vitek Vanecek and 2015 first-round pick Ilya Samsonov set to compete for playing time. Through the team’s first four games, Vanecek has … Continue reading
Ilya Samsonov Has “A Couple Extra Days For Recovery” From His Lower-Body Injury After Taking the Ice for the First Time Since Saturday
After the re-acquisition of goaltender Vitek Vanecek during the offseason, the Washington Capitals look to head into the 2021-22 regular season with both Vanecek and fellow young netminder and former first-round pick Ilya Samsonov in net. During the Capitals’ 3-1 … Continue reading
“We Are Pushing Each Other, But In A Good Way”: Vitek Vanecek Talks Competition with Ilya Samsonov, Rollercoaster Offseason, and Recovering From Injury
Perhaps no member of the Washington Capitals had more of a rollercoaster offseason than goaltender Vitek Vanecek. After a strong rookie campaign in 2020-21, the Capitals left him exposed in the 2021 Expansion Draft, in which he was selected by … Continue reading