Tag Archives: Goaltending

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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Capitals’ Goalie Prospect Ilya Samsonov Reveals New Mask, Set to Debut Tomorrow

After a rough start to his first professional season in North America, Capitals’ goaltender prospect Ilya Samsonov has rebounded brilliantly in the latter part of the season, with his play helping the Hershey Bears to an 11-game winning streak at … Continue reading

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Capitals Braden Holtby Wins His 250th Game, Becoming the Second-Fastest Goalie Ever to Do So

Since his establishment as the Capitals’ starting netminder in 2012, Braden Holtby has compiled win upon win and in securing another victory in the Capitals’ 5-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night, he reached the 250-win plateau for … Continue reading

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Pheonix Rising: Pheonix Copley Exceeding Rookie Expectations

Photo: NBC Sports Washington After allowing six goals in a 6-0 loss to the New Jersey Devils on October 11 in his Washington Capitals debut, many questioned whether or not goaltender Pheonix Copley was ready for the NHL. His performance … Continue reading

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From Kolzig to Holtby: Looking at the Washington Capitals’ Goalie Carousel – Part 5 of 5

Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports NoVa Caps is currently presenting a multi-part review of the Capitals’ search for a starting goaltender to replace longtime netminder Olaf Kolzig after his departure in 2008, and how it led to the rise … Continue reading

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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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