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Capitals Goalie Prospect Ilya Samsonov Shuts Out Ugra

On January 18, 2018, Capitals top goalie prospect, Ilya Samsonov, got his first start for Metallurg Magnitogorsk, his team since the KHL All-Star break against Ugra in Khanty-Mansiysk. Samsonov outplayed his opposing goalie, Timur Bilyalov, to earn a shutout.

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Wojtek Wolski’s Long Journey To the Canadian Olympic Team

Wojtek Wolski, who played with the Washington Capitals during the 2012-2013 season, was selected to the Canadian Olympic team for 2018.  The news was announced on January 11.  The news of his selection is even more amazing considering what he  … Continue reading

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Great Relief, But No Reward for Ilya Samsonov

Photo: HC Slovan Metallurg Magnitogorsk continued their western road trip traveling from Helsinki, Finland to Bratislava, Slovakia to play Slovan Bratislava on January 9.  Slovan Bratislava was in fifth place in the Bobrov Division and had the second worst record … 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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Ilya Samsonov Beats Moscow Dynamo

On December 27, Metallurg Magnitogorsk returned home to Magnitogorsk to host HC Moscow Dynamo.  Prior to this game, Dynamo had 17 wins in regulation, 7 shootout wins, 18 regular losses, 1 overtime loss, and 3 shootout losses. 

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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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Capitals’ Goalie Prospect Ilya Samsonov Beats CSKA Moscow in First Apperance in Nearly a Month

Photos: KHL Capitals goaltending prospect Ilya Samsonov is arguably, one of, if not the, best netminding prospects in hockey and despite a season in which he has struggled, the former first-round pick earned a win against CSKA Moscow in his … Continue reading

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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 Leaves Game with Injury, His Head Coach Fired After Game

Photos: Metallurg On Thursday, November 2, 2017, KHL’s Metallurg Magnitogorsk, the team in which Capitals’ goalie prospect Ilya Samsonov plays for, lost to Lada Togliatti by a 3-1 score at home.  This was their second loss in succession and their fourth … Continue reading

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Ilya Samsonov Update – Some Days It Doesn’t Pay to Go into the Office

Photos: KHL It was on October 18, 2017 when Metallurg Magnitogorsk had a rematch with their opponent from the 2016 Gagarin Cup Finals; i.e. CSKA.  In 2016, Metallurg Magnitogorsk won that series in seven games, winning Game 7 on the … Continue reading

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