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Former Capital Wojtek Wolski Wins Canadian Battle of the Blades Reality Skating Competition

Danielle Barr/CBC Battle of the Blades is a Canadian reality show where eight pairs of skaters (each consisting of a hockey player and a figure skater) compete against one another, with the prize money of $100,000 being donated to the … Continue reading

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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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Ilya Samsonov Wins Last Game Before KHL Olympic Break

January 22, 2018 was the last game that Ilya Samsonov and Metallurg Magnitogorsk would play before breaking for the Olympics.  Magnitka appears to have a longer Olympic break than many of the other KHL teams.  Most of them play their last … Continue reading

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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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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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Former Capitals Players Are Participating in the 2017 Karjala Cup

Alex Brandon/Associated Press The Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) is currently on break from November 8-12 so that players can participate in international competition during that time frame. One such competition is the Karjala Cup, which is the first leg of … Continue reading

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Former Capital Wojtek Wolski Returns to the Ice After Severe Injury

Photo: Getty Images Eight months ago former Washington Capital forward Wojtek Wolski suffered a neck injury in KHL play that put his future in question. It wasn’t just a neck injury, as he suffered two broken cervical vertebrae, spinal cord trauma, … Continue reading

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