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Capitals Prospect Ilya Samsonov Wins First Game of Playoffs for Metallurg Magnitogorsk

Photo: KHL On Sunday, Metallurg Magnitogorsk played HC Avtomobilist in Yekaterinburg in the first game of the first round of the KHL playoffs.  Among the returning Russian Olympians, star forward Sergei Mozyakin was back in his customary place on the … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Goalie Prospect Ilya Samsonov Wins Last Game of Regular Season for Metallurg Magnitogorsk

Photo: KHL Metallurg Magnitogorsk played Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk at home in their last regular season game for the 2017-18 KHL season on Thursday night.  This game would be a battle between two teams very close in the standings and would determine … Continue reading

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Samsonov Shuts Out Ugra in Return to KHL Action

Photos: KHL With the Olympic break over, Metallurg Magnitogorsk returned to KHL action on February 27, 2018 with a home tilt against the Ugra Hockey Club of Khanty-Mansiysk.  Many of Magnikta’s Olympic participants were back including Wojtek Wolski and Chris Lee who … Continue reading

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Capitals Goalie Prospect Ilya Samsonov Loses Heartbreaker for Magnitogorsk

On January 3, Metallurg Magnitogorsk resumed KHL action after their New Year’s break, having last played on December 27.  This time, they played Dynamo-Minsk at home.  Ilya Samsonov started in goal for the fourth straight time for Magnitka while Jhonas … Continue reading

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Update on Capitals’ Goalie Prospect Ilya Samsonov: Christmas Hangover in St Petersburg

Most Caps fans recall that the Washington Capitals lost 3-0 to the Las Vegas Knights on December 23, before breaking for Christmas.  Meanwhile, on the “other” side of the pond, KHL teams were still playing, including Metallurg Magnitogorsk, the team … Continue reading

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Report: Samsonov, Capitals Have Verbal Agreement in Place, Expect to Sign Entry-Level Contract in Time for 2018-19

The Washington Capitals have a verbal commitment with prospect goaltender Ilya Samsonov, KHL Insider Aivis Kalniņš reported Tuesday. This came while Capitals’ GM Brian MacLellan was in Russia talking to the 20-year old goaltender. Samsonov will likely sign with the Capitals … Continue reading

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Brian MacLellan to Meet with Ilya Samsonov

Sport-Express Writer Igor Eronko reported on Tuesday morning that Brian MacLellan is in Moscow to talk to Ilya Samsonov‘s representatives. His contract with his KHL team, Magnitka, will end on April 30. 

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Washington Capitals Prospect Update for November

This is the  second installment of NoVa Caps’ contributor Luke Adomanis’ monthly updates on Washington Capitals’ prospects. You can read October’s update here.

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Another Rough Day at the Office for Capitals’ Prospect Ilya Samsonov

Photo: KHL It had been a long time since Ilya Samsonov had gotten into a game for Metallurg Magnitogorsk.  He last played for nearly six minutes in a game on November 2 where the team lost 3-1.  His previous game … Continue reading

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Capitals Goalie Prospect Ilya Samsonov Competing for Team Russia in Germany Cup

The KHL has a break in their season, with no games scheduled from November 8 through November 12, so that selected players are free to play in international competition such as the Deutchland Cup, otherwise known as the Germany Cup. 

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