Tag Archives: Goaltending

Braden Holtby Turns In Solid Rebound Effort

Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images After a week off to reset before making a playoff push, Braden Holtby earned a nice bounce-back performance in a 6-3 victory against the New York Islanders, his 30th of the season.

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Philipp Grubauer Proving Himself as a Number One Goalie

Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images When you have started 249 games in the past four seasons like Braden Holtby has, the odds are that you start to get a little tired. That has been the case for Holtby as he … Continue reading

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Capitals Switch to Philipp Grubauer Against Buffalo Sabres  

Philipp Grubauer was in the starter’s net at Saturday’s morning skate at Kettler Capitals Iceplex prior to playing the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night at Capital One Arena. 

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In a Groove: What’s Next for Philipp Grubauer?

Photo: Yahoo Sports The Capitals, at times this season, have struggled in games and many fans or analysts tend to point at one thing or another as the source of the problem. Goaltending has been a relatively stable position all … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Goaltending Depth Quickly Becoming an Organizational Strength

Photo: Washington Capitals The Capitals have always had strong, overall depth within in the organization, and like any NHL team, the positional strength varies from season-to-season. Over the last several seasons, the Capitals’ seemingly biggest strength has become its goaltending. … Continue reading

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Vitek Vanecek Pushing for More Playing Time in Hershey

Photo: Tori Hartman Pheonix Copley is one of the best goalies in the American Hockey League (AHL) and is the clear number one netminder for the Hershey Bears. Lately, Copley’s understudy has been shining brightly in net. After a rough … Continue reading

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Projecting the Caps’ Opening Night Lineup through Week 1 of Training Camp

So far the Capitals have played two preseason games, and pundits are already putting together potential lineups for Opening Night on October 5 in Ottawa. In this piece, NoVa Caps’ contributor Harrison Brown takes a look at what the Capitals … Continue reading

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A Look Ahead: 5 Keys to Success For the Washington Capitals in 2017-18

What 5 things do the Capitals need to remain in playoff contention in 2017-18? Continue reading

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The Capitals’ Goalies Have Been Superb….Except for One Minor Flaw

On Tuesday night, the Capitals defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 5-0. It was yet another shutout win for the Caps and the team’s second straight shutout, after winning an identical 5-0 win against the Los Angeles Kings on Super Bowl Sunday, … Continue reading

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What’s the Fouss? Are NHL GMs Focusing On the Right Things To Improve the Game?

What are the NHL GMs discussing at the meetings in Toronto? What should they be talking about? Continue reading

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