Ilya Samsonov stopped 22 of 26 shots in Thursday's 6-4 win over the Buffalo Sabres.
Samsonov, who is the Capitals new starting goaltender, didn't really stand out for the right reasons in his first game of 2021. He did enough to help his team win the game, but Washington was carried by their high-flying offense tonight. There's no need to panic just yet, as the Capitals still have 55 games to play in 2021. Samsonov should be fine going forward, but there's still some question marks surrounding the 23-year-old's ability to be a starting goaltender at the NHL level. Jan 14 9:53 pm (EST)
- Ilya Samsonov will get the nod on Thursday night against Buffalo.
- Washington GM Brian MacLellan is confident that Ilya Samsonov is ready to be the team's number one netminder.
- Ilya Samsonov is poised for a larger role this season because Henrik Lundqvist won't play in 2020-21 due to a heart condition. All Ilya Samsonov News
2021 SEASON STATS
|LAST 5 GAMES||1||-||26||22||84.6%||4.00|
|Jan 14||W 6 - 4||@ BUF||1||0||26||22||84.6%||4.00|
|Mar 05||L 6 - 5||@ NYR||0||0||39||33||84.6%||6.00|
|Feb 27||L 3 - 0||@ WPG||0||1||31||29||93.5%||2.00|
|Feb 22||L 3 - 2||@ NJ||0||1||29||26||89.7%||3.00|
|Feb 10||L 5 - 3||NYI||0||1||20||15||75.0%||5.00|
|Feb 08||L 7 - 2||PHI||0||0||1||1||100.0%||-|
|Feb 02||L 4 - 3||PIT||0||1||33||29||87.9%||4.00|
|Jan 31||W 5 - 3||@ OTT||1||0||28||25||89.3%||3.00|
|Jan 18||W 6 - 4||@ NYI||1||0||7||7||100.0%||-|
|Jan 16||W 5 - 2||NJ||1||0||34||32||94.1%||2.00|
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