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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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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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