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Capitals Re-assign Craig Anderson To Taxi Squad, Zach Fucale To AHL Hershey

Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images The Washington Capitals announced on Friday that goaltenders Craig Anderson, who was placed on the taxi squad, and Zach Fucale, who is heading to the AHL’s Hershey Bears, have been re-assigned.

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Capitals Recall Craig Anderson From Taxi Squad, Assign Zach Fucale To Taxi Squad

Photo: @Capitals The Washington Capitals announced prior to their game against the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday (7 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington) that they have recalled goaltenders Craig Anderson from the taxi squad and Zach Fucale from the AHL’s Hershey … Continue reading

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Vitek Vanecek Will Start In Goal Tonight, Ilya Samsonov Out Day-To-Day With Upper Body Injury: Notes From Morning Skate

The Washington Capitals are back in action tonight as they host the Buffalo Sabres at Capital One Arena. This is the final meeting between the two teams this season, with the Capitals holding a 6-0-1 record against the Sabres. Puck … Continue reading

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Vitek Vanecek and Ilya Samsonov: Who Is The Capitals’ Number One Netminder?

Photo: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports Washington Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette stated before Tuesday night’s game against the Flyers that the team does not have a formal number one goaltender, and added that he thought it would be a mistake … Continue reading

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Anthony Mantha Skates, Ilya Samsonov Will Start Tonight, Morning Lines: News From Morning Skate

The Washington Capitals returned to work for morning skate on Tuesday following a day-off on Monday. The Capitals host the Philadelphia Flyers tonight at Capital One Arena with puck drop set for just after 7:00 PM.

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Ilya Samsonov’s Second Mask Of The Season Revealed By Artist David Gunnarsson

Image: @DaveArt Earlier this week renowned goaltender mask artist Dave Gunnarsson posted images of his latest creation for Capitals’ netminder, Ilya Samsonov. The mask was designed at the beginning of the year and has been worn by Samsonov since the … Continue reading

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Images Of Ilya Samsonov’s Latest Mask Design Posted By Artist Dave Gunnarsson

Images: @DaveArt World renowned goalie mask artist David Gunnarsson released images and a video of his latest creation for Washington Capitals goaltender Ilya Samsonov. The closer look was released on Gunnarsson’s Instagram account earlier on Sunday. Samsonov has been wearing the … Continue reading

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Ilya Samsonov Exits Game Against New York Islanders After Collision With T.J. Oshie, (UPDATE: Returns With Three Minutes Left In Period)

Having played strongly since returning from the COVID-19 protocol list, Washington Capitals second-year goaltender Ilya Samsonov looked to continue his strong play against the New York Islanders on April 1. That start, however, was cut short, after Samsonov left the … Continue reading

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Capitals vs. Islanders: Season And Head-To-Head Metrics

Welcome to  crunch time. We’ve officially flipped the calendar to April and that means the Capitals are set to begin their most challenging month of the 2020-21 regular season. Washington will play 15 games in the next 29 days with … Continue reading

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Who Should Be The Capitals’ Starting Netminder?

Photo: @Capitals After Capitals’ General Manager signed veteran goaltender Henrik Lundqvist on October 9, the Capitals seemed set on running with a goaltending tandem led by Lundqvist and supported by Ilya Samsonov. As we know, those plans were thrown to … Continue reading

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