he Capitals may have been shut out Monday by Robin Lehner and the Vegas Golden Knights, but they made the netminder earn it. Washington fired 34 shots on net and Alex Ovechkin ripped a blistering shot up high that was so hard, it actually broke Lehner's goalie cage. T.Is Samsonov the Capitals’ goalie of the future?
Samsonov has been seen as their goalie of the future for several years now, but he has not really taken a big step forward, and his play over the past two months has slipped. At the same time, Vanecek’s play has been by far the better of the two since the start of December. But is that good enough for what the Capitals are going to need?What is the official website of the Washington Capitals?
WashingtonCaps.com is the official Web site of the Washington Capitals. Washington Capitals and WashingtonCaps.com, WashingtonCapitals.com are trademarks of Lincoln Hockey. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League.What's the big deal with goalie back straps?
If you're a regular viewer of the sport, you may be thinking, what's the big deal? There are lots of instances where a shot catches a goalie in the mask and you see one of the back straps fly off from the force. Typically you see the goalie then snap his head to get the mask off and try to force a stoppage in play for a repair.