Tag Archives: Goaltending

From Kolzig to Holtby: Looking at the Washington Capitals’ Goalie Carousel – Part 3

Photo: Greg Fiume/Getty Images North America NoVa Caps is currently examining the Capitals’ search for a starting goalie to replace longtime goalie, Olaf Kolzig in 2008 and how it led to the rise of current starter Braden Holtby. In Part … Continue reading

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Braden Holtby Misses Game vs. Jets With Upper-Body Injury, Gavin McHale Dresses As Emergency Backup

Photo: Sporting News Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby missed the Capitals game against the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday night due to an upper-body injury. Emergency backup Gavin McHale dressed as a backup while goaltender Pheonix Copley started for the second … Continue reading

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The Capitals Are Playing Too Loose and Need To Tighten Their Game Up

How can the Capitals adjust their game in the middle of this lengthy home stand? Continue reading

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A Tale Of Two Seasons: After Consecutive Vezina Trophy Nominations, Braden Holtby Has Not Been The Same Goalie… At Least During the Regular Season

Photo: Washington Times After getting nominated for the Vezina Trophy for the second consecutive season following winning the trophy, which is awarded to the league’s top goalie in the regular season, in 2016-17, Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby has not … Continue reading

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Examining the Goaltending Equipment Changes for 2018-19

Will the new goaltender equipment changes have any impact on the scoring in the NHL? Continue reading

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Philipp Grubauer Shelled For Seven Goals in Avalanche Debut

Photo: NHL.com Goaltender Philipp Grubauer was arguably the Capitals‘ best player down the stretch and into the playoffs last season when he recorded a save percentage of .937 and a goals-against average of 1.93, both the best in the NHL … Continue reading

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Potential, Pressure, and Change: Despite His Promising Future, Ilya Samsonov Faces More Than Just Expectations This Season

There was once a time when Evgeny Kuznetsov was the toast of the Capitals’ prospect pool, and when the time finally came for the former first-round pick to come to Washington, expectations were abound for the long-awaited Russian to show … Continue reading

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Ilya Samsonov Gets First NHL Bucket

Photo: Sportsnet Washington Capitals‘ goaltending prospect Ilya Samsonov debuted his new goalie mask, his first as an NHL goalie, on Friday. The 21-year old will play his first season in North America this upcoming season and will likely start with … Continue reading

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With Training Camp Approaching, Will The Capitals Sign Anybody To a PTO?

Photo:┬áNHL via Getty Images With the Washington Capitals set to begin their quest for a repeat in three weeks as training camp comes around, it’s time to look at potential PTO (professional tryout) candidates. The Capitals have signed three players … Continue reading

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Even As Stanley Cup Champions, The Capitals Can Still Tweak Their Game to Improve

What areas can the Capitals improve their game on the ice? Continue reading

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