Tag Archives: Goaltending

Showdown with Sammy: Ilya Samsonov To Make His Maple Leafs Debut Against the Capitals on October 13

Paige Taylor White/Toronto Star While the Washington Capitals revamped their goaltending tandem during the offseason, they won’t have to wait long to see one of their most recent former occupants of the crease as they begin the 2022-23 regular season.

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Washington Capitals Goaltender Darcy Kuemper Participates in NHL Player Media Tour in Las Vegas

Photo: @CapitalsPR Washington Capitals goaltender Darcy Kuemper is in Las Vegas, Nevada partaking in the NHL Player North American Media Tour, after joining his new team at MedStar Capitals Iceplex for the first time earlier this week.

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Rating The Goaltending Tandems Of The Metropolitan Division Using Goals Saved Above Average (GSAA) and Goals Saved Above Expected (GSAx)

Photos: @Capitals Elite level goaltending is often the driver of success for teams looking to be serious contenders for the Stanley Cup. The easiest comparison to make to the value of an elite goaltender is like a quarterback in the … Continue reading

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Counting on Kuemper: Examining Expectations For Darcy Kuemper Entering His First Season In Washington

Andy Cross/The Denver Post The Washington Capitals entered the 2022 offseason looking to redesign their goaltending, after the youthful tandem of Ilya Samsonov and Vitek Vanecek failed to produce a clear number one option. Making a splash in the free … Continue reading

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“I Think We Ran Out of Time to Wait For It”: Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan Talks Overhauling Goaltending, Free Agency Decisions

Screen cap: @Capitals After a busy first day of free agency, Washington Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan spoke with the media at MedStar Capitals Iceplex on the decisions made by the team to address a number of their roster needs.

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Capitals Will “Explore All Opportunities” To Address Goaltending, Look From Within For Other Needs This Offseason, Says General Manager Brian MacLellan

Screenshot: Washington Capitals With the NHL offseason truly beginning to take hold, the Washington Capitals are just one of the league’s 32 clubs gearing up for the NHL Entry Draft on July 7, evaluating potential picks as well as preparing … Continue reading

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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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