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Confidence in the Crease: The Washington Capitals’ Offseason Goaltending Shakeup Paying Off

Scott Taetsch/Getty Images When the offseason officially began for all 32 NHL teams last summer, it was no secret that the Washington Capitals were in the market for a goaltender or two. Having given the paint to two, inexperienced young … Continue reading

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Samsonov, Toronto Top Capitals, 3-2; Lindgren Makes 36 Saves In Washington Debut

Photo: @Capitals The Washington Capitals fell to the Toronto Maple Leafs by a score of 3-2 at Scotiabank Arena on Thursday to fall to 0-2-0 this season. Goaltender Charlie Lindgren made 36 saves in his Capitals debut while former Washington … Continue reading

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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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Where Did Everybody Go? Capitals First Round Draft Picks Could Be Few And Far Between On Opening Night

Photo: NHL The Washington Capitals have generally been a team that has populated their lineup with numerous first-round picks from the NHL draft. However, the 2022-23 opening night roster could have a dearth of Capitals first-rounders, especially first-rounders selected by … Continue reading

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Odds To Win 2023 Vezina Trophy Released By Vegas Oddsmakers

Photo: NHL via Getty Images Vegas oddsmakers continue to release their odds for the 2022-23 NHL season, and next up are the odds for the Vezina Trophy. The Trophy is awarded to the NHL’s best goalie at the end of … 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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Examining All 32 NHL Goaltending Tandems (Or Trios) For 2022-23 Season: Part II

Photo: TSN After a lot of NHL teams changed their goalie outlook whether that is for the better or worse this offseason, NoVa Caps continues their series in looking at all 32 situations in the net. Today, we move on … Continue reading

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Russian To The Metro – 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, provided an update before the 2020-21 season, and provided another update before the … Continue reading

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Report: Samsonov To Sign Contract With Maple Leafs After Capitals Do Not Qualify Him

After the Washington Capitals did not qualify restricted free agent goaltender Ilya Samsonov on Monday, which made him an unrestricted free agent, the 25-year-old signed a one-year, $1.8 million contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday. 

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Capitals Do Not Tender Qualifying Offer To Ilya Samsonov

The Washington Capitals announced prior to Monday’s 5 PM ET deadline that they have extended qualifying offers to defenseman Tobias Geisser and forward Damien Riat. However, they did not tender and offer to goaltender Ilya Samsonov, who will become an … Continue reading

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