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The Russian Invasion: An Updated Look At The Influx Of Russian Netminders In The Metropolitan Division

In recent seasons we’ve seen a tremendous wave of new Russian-born goaltenders begin to make an impact in the Metropolitan Division. NoVa Caps examined this before the 2019-20 season and provided an update prior to the 2020-21 season.

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The Russian Infusion: An Updated Look At The Influx of Young Russian Goaltenders in the NHL

Before the 2019-20 season, it was evident that there was a new wave of young Russian-born goaltenders who would soon be having an impact in the National Hockey League, with many of them expected to soon populate the Metropolitan Division … Continue reading

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The Russians Are Coming!: A Look at the Influx of Russian Goaltenders in the Metropolitan Division

Photos: KHL “The Russians are Coming, The Russians are coming!” was a cry from an old movie during the Cold War era. Today in a hockey context, the saying could be used to describe the bevy of Russian goaltenders that … Continue reading

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Goaltender Domination Reigns In The Metropolitan Division…and Will For Years to Come

Photo: Tori Hartman Henrik Lundqvist, Sergei Bobrovsky, Braden Holtby, Matt Murray, and Cory Schneider. Not only are those goalies some of the top netminders in the league, they are all from the Metropolitan Division. Murray and Schneider may be having … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Goalie Prospect Ilya Samsonov Goes Head-to-Head with Rangers’ Goalie Prospect Igor Shestyorkin in KHL Action

Washington Capitals goalie prospect Ilya Samsonov made his fourth start of the young KHL season on Friday night when Metallurg visited SKA at the Ice Palace in Saint Petersburg. Samsonov and Metallurg would fall to SKA 4-3 in overtime. 

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