Tag Archives: Goaltending

Despite Recent Stretch of Team Struggles, Vitek Vanecek Standing Strong in Net

Glenn James/NHLI via Getty Images While much of the buzz around the Washington Capitals’ eventual 5-0 shutout victory over the Dallas Stars centered on their former starting goaltender Braden Holtby facing his longtime club for the first time, and perhaps … Continue reading

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Report: Capitals Looking Into Acquiring Blackhawks’ Fleury “At The Very Least”

Photo: Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, the Washington Capitals are looking into acquiring Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury “at the very least” ahead of the NHL Trade Deadline, which is on Monday, March 21.

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A Solid Beginning Between the Pipes: Vitek Vanecek Continues Strong Start to the 2021-22 Season In 4-1 Victory Over New Jersey

Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images Entering this season, the goaltending dynamic of the Washington Capitals saw young netminders Vitek Vanecek and 2015 first-round pick Ilya Samsonov set to compete for playing time. Through the team’s first four games, Vanecek has … Continue reading

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Capitals Re-Acquire Vitek Vanecek From Kraken In Exchange For Jets’ 2023 Second-Round Pick

Photo: Getty Images The Washington Capitals re-acquired goaltender Vitek Vanecek from the Seattle Kraken on Wednesday night in exchange for the Winnipeg Jets’ 2023 second-round pick, according to NHL Network’s Kevin Weekes. Vanecek was the Kraken’s pick from the Capitals … Continue reading

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Report: Washington Capitals Believed to Have Interest In Re-Acquiring Vitek Vanecek From Seattle Kraken

The Canadian Press After re-signing captain Alex Ovechkin and trading away defenseman Brenden Dillon in the days leading up to NHL free agency 2021, the Washington Capitals’ most pressing need was to find a goaltender to shore up the gap … Continue reading

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Former Capitals Goaltender Braden Holtby Signs One-Year Contract With Stars After Getting Contract Bought Out By Canucks

Photo: NHL.com After the Vancouver Canucks bought out the final year of former Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby’s two-year contract that carried a $4.5 million cap hit, the Dallas Stars signed the 31-year-old unrestricted free agent to a one-year contract … Continue reading

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Four Pending UFA Goalies That Could Make Sense For The Capitals

Photo: NHL.com After losing goaltender Vitek Vanecek to the Seattle Kraken in the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft, the Washington Capitals have a need in goal. While Ilya Samsonov showed flashes of brilliance in his second season, he was inconsistent and … Continue reading

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Canucks Buy Out Final Season Of Former Capitals Goaltender Braden Holtby’s Contract

Photo: The Canuck Way According to The Athletic’s Rick Dhaliwal, the Vancouver Canucks bought out the final season of former Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby’s two-year contract that carried a $4.3 million cap hit on Tuesday. There was trade interest … Continue reading

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Hurricanes Trade Calder Trophy Nominee Alex Nedeljkovic To Red Wings For Third-Round Pick, Jonathan Bernier

Photo: SI According to The Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun, the Carolina Hurricanes traded goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic to the Detroit Red Wings for a third-round pick and pending unrestricted free agent goaltender Jonathan Bernier on Thursday afternoon after the NHL-wide roster freeze … Continue reading

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Former Capital Braden Holtby Makes 37 Saves, Including Spinning Kick Out, In Canucks’ First Game Back From COVID-19 Pause

Photo: Trade Rumors In the Vancouver Canucks’ first game back after a 22-day COVID-19 pause, former Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby made 37 saves against the North Division-leading Toronto Maple Leafs to earn a 3-2 overtime win for his team, … Continue reading

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