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Ilya Samsonov To Start Tonight; Nic Dowd Back In The Lineup

Photo: NHL.com Center Nic Dowd will draw back into the lineup for the Washington Capitals when they visit the Dallas Stars on Saturday night (8 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington) in favor of forward Chandler Stephenson, who will sit as a … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Practice Photos From MedStar Capitals Iceplex

After a day off on Sunday, the Capitals were busy at MedStar Capitals Iceplex on Monday. The team held their photoshoot for the annual “Caps Canine Calendar” due out on November 27. Prior to the shoot, the team held their … Continue reading

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Capitals Hold Annual Canine Calendar Shoot At MedStar Capitals Iceplex

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, not the holidays. Monday was the annual “Caps Canine Calendar” photoshoot at MedStar Capitals Iceplex. This year’s annual shoot included the latest superstar at MedStar, none other than “Captain”, the Capitals … Continue reading

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Ilya Samsonov Strong In NHL Debut Against Islanders

The road to the NHL was a long and winding one for Ilya Samsonov. Drafted in 2015 by the Washington Capitals, Samsonov would play two more years of professional hockey at home in Russia in the KHL with Metallurg Magnitogorsk, … Continue reading

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Ilya Samsonov: A Look at Braden Holtby’s New Understudy and Potential Heir Apparent

Placing goaltender Pheonix Copley on waivers earlier in the week made it clear that 2015 top pick Ilya Samsonov would be the new understudy for starter Braden Holtby to start the 2019-20 season. In just his second season in North America, the … Continue reading

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Ilya Samsonov To Make NHL Debut In Capitals’ Game On Friday

Washington Capitals head coach Todd Reirden told the media that goaltender Ilya Samsonov, who will be the team’s backup goaltender this season, will make his NHL debut on Friday night when the team visits the New York Islanders (7 PM … Continue reading

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Capitals Place Pheonix Copley On Waivers

Photo: NHL.com The Washington Capitals announced on Wednesday afternoon that they have placed goaltender Pheonix Copley on waivers. This almost certainly means that goaltender Ilya Samsonov will back-up Braden Holtby when the Capitals open their season at the defending Stanley … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Training Camp – Day 15 Notebook: Michal Kempny Doubtful For Season Opener

Defenseman Michal Kempny, who is still recovering from hamstring surgery which took place on April 2, is doubtful to play in the Washington Capitals‘ season opener at the defending Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis Blues on Wednesday (8 PM ET, … Continue reading

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The Capitals Team Blueprint Will Continue to Pave the Way For A Successful 2019-20

The Washington Capitals have constructed a team blueprint that is built for success. Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Training Camp Notebook For Friday: Injury Updates; Preparation For The ‘Canes

After a day off on Thursday, the Capitals returned to training camp activities on Friday at MedStar Capitals Iceplex. The Capitals wrap-up their slate of preseason home games on Saturday when they host the Carolina Hurricanes at Capital One Arena. Puck … Continue reading

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