Tag Archives: Goaltending

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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The Capitals Team Blueprint Will Continue to Pave the Way For A Successful 2019-20

The Washington Capitals have constructed a team blueprint that is built for success. Continue reading

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Minding The Net: Which Team Has The Best Goaltending Tandem in the Metropolitan?

The Metropolitan Division has no shortage of elite and extremely talented goaltenders manning the cage for their respective teams. From solidified veterans like Henrik Lundqvist and Braden Holtby, up-and-coming talents like Carter Hart and MacKenzie Blackwood, and a fringe elite … Continue reading

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NHL Draft and Free Agency Frenzy: How Does the Metropolitan Division Look Now?

After the start of the NHL Free Agency Period, how do the Metropolitan Division teams look? Continue reading

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Five Reasons Why the Washington Capitals Should Remain in Playoff Contention in 2019-20

The Washington Capitals should be in the postseason mix for the 2019-20 season. Continue reading

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Will Next Season Be Braden Holtby’s Last With The Capitals?

While Washington Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan‘s focus is currently on retaining this summer’s unrestricted and restricted free agents in addition to adding depth to the team’s bottom-six forward group, checking in with goaltender Braden Holtby and center Nicklas Backstrom … Continue reading

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Climbing the Books: Washington Capitals Career Milestones Reached in 2018-2019

The 2018-2019 was a good season for the Capitals, although they fell short of their ultimate goal of repeating as Stanley Cup champions. During the regular season, many of the team’s players managed to reach career milestones.  Prior to the … Continue reading

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A Look Back On Pheonix Copley’s First Season With The Capitals

Photo: Washington Post After the Washington Capitals traded goaltender Philipp Grubauer to the Colorado Avalanche at the NHL Draft last June, goaltending was the team’s biggest question mark heading into the season. However, it highlighted the Capitals depth in the … Continue reading

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Keys to the Series: How Can the Capitals Contain the Storm Surge?

How can the Washington Capitals claim victory over the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs? Continue reading

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Round One – Metropolitan #1 Capitals vs. Wild Card #1 Hurricanes: Between The Pipes

As Game 1 of the First Round series between the Washington Capitals and the Carolina Hurricanes is approaching on Thursday night at Capital One Arena (7:30 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington locally or USA Network for those outside the DMV), NoVa Caps … Continue reading

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