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A Solid Beginning Between the Pipes: Vitek Vanecek Continues Strong Start to the 2021-22 Season In 4-1 Victory Over New Jersey

Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images Entering this season, the goaltending dynamic of the Washington Capitals saw young netminders Vitek Vanecek and 2015 first-round pick Ilya Samsonov set to compete for playing time. Through the team’s first four games, Vanecek has … Continue reading

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Vitek Vanecek Will Start in Goal, Connor McMichael In Lineup Against Devils

Photo: NHL via Getty Images Washington Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette met with media prior to the Capitals game against the Devils Thursday night at the Prudential Center. The team did not hold a game day morning skate this morning … Continue reading

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Vitek Vanecek’s Mindset is “Working Hard In The Practice…Focus On The Hockey” Regarding Starting for the Capitals

On Monday, Washington Capitals goaltender Vitek Vanecek spoke to the media following today’s practice at Medstar Capitals Iceplex. He discussed feeling confident after starting two games and carrying that momentum through the season.

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Vitek Vanecek To Start; Capitals To Roll With Same Lineup vs. Lightning

Head coach Peter Laviolette announced prior to the Washington Capitals’ game against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday (7 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington) that Vitek Vanecek will start a second straight game in net after making 23 saves in … Continue reading

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Shield And Axe: Capitals’ Postgame Awards Go Vikings-Inspired

Screencaps: @Capitals Last season in the locker room, the Washington Capitals would award the best offensive and defensive player of the game with Cobra Kai headbands. After an incredible 5-1 win over the New York Rangers during Wednesday’s season opener, … Continue reading

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Vitek Vanecek (Quietly) Turns In A Gem On Opening Night

Photo: Patrick Smith/NHL via Getty Images It’s difficult to find many flaws in the Capitals 5-1 steamrolling of the New York Rangers on Wednesday night. Franchise captain Alex Ovechkin notched two more tallies to move past Marcel Dionne for fifth place … Continue reading

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Vitek Vanecek Will Start In Goal For Capitals In Season Opener

Washington Capitals bench boss Peter Laviolette announced following the team’s morning skate on Wednesday that Vitek Vanecek will get the start in goal against the Rangers in the team’s season opener Wednesday night.

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What We Know And The Questions That Remain Following The Capitals’ Most Recent Roster Cuts

The Capitals assigned Alex Alexeyev, Tobias Geisser, Brian Pinho (waivers), Aliaksei Protas, Mike Sgarbossa (waivers) and Mike Vecchione (waivers) to AHL Hershey on Tuesday. The assignments reduced the Capitals training camp roster to 27 players, further clarifying plans and intentions for … Continue reading

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Images From Day 3 Of Washington Capitals 2021 Training Camp

Saturday was day three of the Washington Capitals 2021 training camp at MedStar Capitals Iceplex. The primary focus for players in ‘Group A’ was to prepare for Sunday night’s first preseason game against the Bruins (5 PM ET, NBC Sports … Continue reading

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“We Are Pushing Each Other, But In A Good Way”: Vitek Vanecek Talks Competition with Ilya Samsonov, Rollercoaster Offseason, and Recovering From Injury

Perhaps no member of the Washington Capitals had more of a rollercoaster offseason than goaltender Vitek Vanecek. After a strong rookie campaign in 2020-21, the Capitals left him exposed in the 2021 Expansion Draft, in which he was selected by … Continue reading

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