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Washington Capitals Prospect Report – February, 2021: Connor McMichael And Garrett Pilon Get Tricky, Alex Alexeyev And Aliaksei Protas Head To Playoffs And Zach Fucale Is A Wall

Welcome to the sixth installment of NoVa Caps’ Washington Capitals Monthly Prospects Report for the 2020-2021 season. This report summarizes activities for each of the Capitals’ prospects for the month of February, 2021.  

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Zach Fucale Shining In Goal For Hershey Bears

Photo: Holy City Sinner Back in 2013, Zach Fucale was the first goalie taken in the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Entry Draft. The Montreal Canadians selected him with the 36th overall pick in the second round. There were high hopes … Continue reading

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Back In Business: Ilya Samsonov Records First Victory Since January 14 in 3-2 Win Over the New Jersey Devils

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images While the 2020-21 NHL season would be unlike any other, for second-year Washington Capitals goaltender Ilya Samsonov, it has been one filled with challenges. After going 1-0-1 with a 3.36 Goals-Against Average and .868 Save Percentage in … Continue reading

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Retro Recap – Madison Square Gartner – Washington Capitals at New York Rangers – February 28, 1985

The Washington Capitals and New York Rangers have long been rivals. Over the nearly 46 seasons the Capitals have been in the league, the two Eastern Conference teams have met multiple times during the regular season and playoffs. This latest … Continue reading

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Capitals Dump Devils, 3-2; Ilya Samsonov Wins In First Start Since January 17; Nicklas Backstrom Scores 10th Goal Of Season

Photo: Bruce Bennett/NHL via Getty Images The Washington Capitals beat the New Jersey Devils 3-2 Saturday afternoon at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Ilya Samsonov stopped 18 of 20 shots faced in his first start since January 17. … Continue reading

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Kuznetsov (Upper-Body) Will Not Play Sunday Against Devils; Laviolette Going With Same Lineup from Saturday

On Sunday, Washington Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette spoke to the media prior to Sunday’s clash with the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center (3 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington). He announced center Evgeny Kuznetsov will not draw into the … Continue reading

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Ilya Samsonov Will Start Against The New Jersey Devils

Washington Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette announced in his pre-game media availability on Sunday that Ilya Samsonov will start in goal for the Capitals Sunday afternoon against the New Jersey Devils.

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Panthers Place Former Capitals Forward Brett Connolly On Waivers

Photo: WPLG Local 10 The Florida Panthers placed former Washington Capitals forward Brett Connolly on waivers on Sunday.

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Aliaksei Protas And Alex Alexeyev Are Heading To The KHL Playoffs

Washington Capitals prospects Aliaksei Protas and Alex Alexeyev were loaned to KHL teams last summer when it became fairly apparent that hockey in North America would be on hold for quite some time. As it turns out, it was a … Continue reading

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Dowd Dominance: Nic Dowd’s Recent Faceoff Effectiveness A Highlight As the Capitals Look To Improve On The Dot

Patrick Smith/Getty Images Center Nic Dowd has been a regular feature on the Washington Capitals’ fourth-line for the last two seasons and now in his third campaign in a Caps sweater, the former seventh-round pick of the Los Angeles Kings … Continue reading

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