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Ilya Samsonov Discusses His Rookie Season, Life in Quarantine and the Return to Play

Olesya Usova of AllHockey.Ru recently interviewed Washington Capitals rookie netminder Ilya Samsonov. The discussion covered his debut season in the NHL, returning home to Russia for quarantine, the “Russian gang” on the Capitals and more. The following is a translation … Continue reading

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Which Current Capitals Players Will Play Through The End Of Their Contract Or Beyond?

Photo: Sporting News With a lot of big contracts already on the Washington Capitals‘ salary cap and many more to come over the next couple years, the franchise will see a big shift in their roster during that time. So … Continue reading

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A Look At How Capitals’ Goalies Performed During Their Rookie Season

Photo: @Capitals As goaltender Ilya Samsonov looks poised to become the Washington Capitals‘ starter for the foreseeable future after this season due to a strong campaign and Braden Holtby set to become an unrestricted free agent and unlikely to be … Continue reading

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Top Capitals’ Players To Watch If 2019-20 Season Resumes

Photo: @Capitals If the NHL season resumes, the Washington Capitals will come back anxious to prove themselves after posting a 19-16-3 in their final 38 games before the pause, including a poor 6-8-3 run since February 1. Only the Detroit … Continue reading

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How The Chances Of Braden Holtby Returning to the Capitals May Have Improved Because of the Suspension in Play

It’s been one of the hotter topics in the Capitals universe so far this season. Braden Holtby and his pending unrestricted free agency. The Capitals and Holtby agreed to push-off any negotiations for a new contract until after the season. … Continue reading

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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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