Tag Archives: Goaltender

Saved By Sammy: Ilya Samsonov Records Second Shutout of the Season In Crucial 1-0 Win Against the New York Islanders

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images The Washington Capitals’ Thursday night game against the New York Islanders was more than just a regular season game between two division rivals, with playoff implications at stake in the final stretch of the 2020-21 season. In … Continue reading

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Ilya Samsonov Exits Game Against New York Islanders After Collision With T.J. Oshie, (UPDATE: Returns With Three Minutes Left In Period)

Having played strongly since returning from the COVID-19 protocol list, Washington Capitals second-year goaltender Ilya Samsonov looked to continue his strong play against the New York Islanders on April 1. That start, however, was cut short, after Samsonov left the … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Re-Sign Goaltender Zachary Fucale To Two-Year Contract

NHLI via Getty Images Just a week after re-signing defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk to a two-year contract extension on, the Washington Capitals have re-upped Hershey Bears farmhand goaltender Zachary Fucale to a two-year, two-way contract.

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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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Former Capitals Goaltender Braden Holtby Shows Off Guitar Playing Skills In Video Released by the Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver Canucks/Twitter Goaltender Braden Holtby spent 10 seasons in a Washington Capitals sweater, winning a Vezina Trophy and backstopping the club to a Stanley Cup in 2018 in that time span among other notable achievements. One of his off-ice accomplishments … Continue reading

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Who Is Craig Anderson? A Look At the Washington Capitals’ Newest Goaltender

Patrick Smith/Getty Images While he has yet to see any actual game action for the Washington Capitals, veteran goaltender Craig Anderson finds himself as the Capitals’ second goaltender, with Ilya Samsonov out after a positive COVID-19 diagnosis and breaking of … Continue reading

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Goaltender Value: A New Metric

Photo: Mark J. Terrill / AP Put simply, hockey can be broken down into two key components–scoring goals and saving shots. As the main proponent of stopping these goals is the goalie, we can undoubtedly say that they have a … Continue reading

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Ilya Samsonov: A Look at Braden Holtby’s New Understudy and Potential Heir Apparent

Placing goaltender Pheonix Copley on waivers earlier in the week made it clear that 2015 top pick Ilya Samsonov would be the new understudy for starter Braden Holtby to start the 2019-20 season. In just his second season in North America, the … Continue reading

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