Ilya Samsonov

Capitals still have faith in Holtby: 'He's no quitter'
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Chris Lingebach
February 12, 2020 - 7:30 pm
The Capitals are standing behind goaltender Braden Holtby after his hellish recent stretch of play. Center Lars Eller explains the Holtby's importance to the team and the urgency they should have to play better in front of him.
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Braden Holtby continues his downward slide
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Chris Lingebach
February 10, 2020 - 7:14 pm
The Capitals are being patient with Braden Holtby, but the championship-caliber goalie isn't make a strong case for himself to remain the starter in net. As Holtby continues to struggle to find his form, rookie Ilya Samsonov remains rock-steady.
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Capitals approaching crossroads between Holtby, Samsonov
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Chris Lingebach
February 07, 2020 - 7:02 pm
There are no easy answers for the complicated riddle facing Capitals coach Todd Reirden. As Braden Holtby has struggled all season, rookie goaltender Ilya Samsonov has remained stellar. Soon, Reirden must make a choice, and it will determine the result of their entire season. Here's the nuance that...
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Ilya Samsonov could soon supplant Braden Holtby as Caps' top goalie
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Chris Lingebach
January 21, 2020 - 5:17 pm
We could be witnessing the beginnings of a Grubauer-Holtby situation developing for the Capitals.
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Ilya Samsonov proving to be a 'true gamer' for Capitals
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Chris Lingebach
January 17, 2020 - 2:49 pm
Samsonov was expected to be good, but nobody could have predicted this stunning level of play from the rookie. As Carl Hagelin says, when the puck drops, Samsonov "turns into this monster in net."
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Ilya Samsonov learning English faster than anticipated
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Chris Lingebach
December 20, 2019 - 11:00 am
With Ilya Samsonov's success key to determining the Caps' future, it's good to know teammates says he's acclimating to the U.S. quickly.
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Samsonov, Siegenthaler showing Caps have a bright future
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Chris Lingebach
November 15, 2019 - 7:45 pm
The Caps' ever-extending 'window' will remain open for as long as their youth movement thrives. So they should be comforted to know that a pair of 22-year-olds are thriving now.
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Caps rookie Ilya Samsonov calm, reading the game well
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Chris Lingebach
October 10, 2019 - 8:11 pm
Ilya Samsonov adjusting nicely, early to the NHL, a good sign for the rookie goaltender the Capitals have big plans for in the future.
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