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While Braden Holtby Remains The Capitals’ No. 1 Goalie, Ilya Samsonov Needs To Be Tested Down The Stretch

Photo: @Capitals Goaltender Braden Holtby has secured the top spot in net for the Washington Capitals after rebounding from struggles throughout January when he went 2-6-0 with an .843 save percentage (the second-worst in the league during that period) and … Continue reading

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Ilya Samsonov to Start Against Jets, Brenden Dillon Paired with John Carlson: News from “The Peg“

Photo: @Capitals The Capitals made their way north of the border Wednesday afternoon in advance of their second and final tilt with the Winnipeg Jets this season. Puck drop is set for just after 8:00 pm ET tonight. Here is … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Ilya Samsonov To Start For Second Time In Seven Games At Jets: Wednesday’s Practice Notebook

Goaltender Ilya Samsonov, who is 16-5-1 with a .916 save percentage, a 2.41 goals-against average, and one shutout this season, will start in goal when the Washington Capitals visit the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday (8 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington). … Continue reading

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Capitals Shuffle Lines & Pairs; Prepare For New Jersey Devils (Photos)

The Washington Capitals‘ practice saw a slight shakeup in offensive lines and defensive pairs on Friday. With goaltender Ilya Samsonov in net for Saturday’s matinee at Prudential Center against the New Jersey Devils, the Capitals are looking for a solid … Continue reading

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Backstrom, Kuznetsov Switch Lines; Defense Shuffles; Boyd, Gudas Out, Leipsic, Siegenthaler In: News From Capitals’ Practice

The Washington Capitals held a Friday practice ahead of their tilt against the New Jersey Devils on Saturday (1:00 P.M. ET on NBC Sports Washington). Here is the latest from Medstar Capitals Iceplex.

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Capitals GM Brian MacLellan: “There’s A Little Cheat In Our Game… I Don’t Think We’re Playing The Right Way”

Defenseman Brenden Dillon, who was acquired from the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday afternoon in exchange for a second-round pick in 2020 and a conditional third-round pick in 2021, will arrive in Washington later this afternoon, according to GM Brian … Continue reading

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Love Is In The Air: Washington Capitals And Hershey Bears Unveil 2020 Valentine’s Day Cards

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and the Washington Capitals and Hershey Bears took to social media to spread some endearing messages for that special someone in your life.

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Radko Gudas Scratched In Favor Of Nick Jensen, Ilya Samsonov To Start, T.J. Oshie And Tom Wilson Flip Back: Islanders at Capitals Pregame Notebook

With rookie defenseman Martin Fehervary continuing to impress, the Washington Capitals will keep him in the lineup against the New York Islanders on Monday night. He will once again be paired with Dmitry Orlov.

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Capitals Make No Changes To Top-Six; Ilya Samsonov Returns To Practice: Wednesday’s Practice Notebook

Goaltender Ilya Samsonov returned to practice and was a full participant at the Washington Capitals‘ practice on Wednesday after leaving Tuesday’s morning skate with an apparent upper-body injury. The team reassigned Vitek Vanecek to the AHL’s Hershey Bears on Wednesday, … Continue reading

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Statistical Ranking of the Goaltending Tandems in the Metropolitan Division

Through the season thus far, we’ve gathered enough of a sample size to rank the performances and quality of goaltending for each team in the Metropolitan Division by goaltending tandem. We’ll be taking into account a myriad of statistics to … Continue reading

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