Tag Archives: Goaltending

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:¬†NHL 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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Looking At The Potential Training Camp Battles For The Capitals

Photo: Washington Post With center Jay Beagle signing with the Vancouver Canucks¬†and goaltender Philipp Grubauer traded to the Colorado Avalanche, a couple of roster spots will be up for grabs next month, when training camp begins. In this post, NoVa … Continue reading

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Backing up the Holtbeast: With Grubuaer Gone, Pheonix Copley Must Prove Himself At the NHL Level

Photo: NHL Via Getty Images For the past three seasons, Capitals’ starting goaltender Braden Holtby was backed up reliably by the play of former fourth-round pick Philipp Grubauer, who proved himself worthy of becoming a number one netminder in the … Continue reading

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Why The Backup Goalie Could Be The Most Important Position for the Capitals Next Season

It was noticeable during the 2016-2017 playoffs. Braden Holtby just didn’t look like his usual self. He was letting in goals he usually stops or just wasn’t making the grade A saves like he usually did. Ultimately the Washington Capitals … Continue reading

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How Will The Capitals Handle Braden Holtby’s Workload This Season?

Photo: NHL.com After the Washington Capitals traded goaltender Philipp Grubauer to the Colorado Avalanche along with defenseman Brooks Orpik in exchange for the 47th pick in the NHL Draft on June 22, there will be more pressure on goaltender Braden … Continue reading

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