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Holtby will start Friday in Anaheim.

Holtby allowed two goals on 25 shots in the Capitals win in San Jose on Tuesday. Holtby has won three in a row while stopping 87 of the 95 shots (.916 SV%) that he has faced. Holtby has been tremendous this season, going 14-2-4 with a 2.82 GAA and .909 SV% and draws a great matchup in Anaheim on Friday. He stopped 32 of 34 shots in a 5-2 win the first time he faced the Ducks (Nov.18).

Source: Mike Vogel 12/6/19, 8:49 pm EST

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Holtby is expected to start Friday in Anaheim.

Holtby allowed two goals on 25 shots in the Capitals win in San Jose on Tuesday. Holtby has won three in a row while stopping 87 of the 95 shots (.916 SV%) that he has faced. Holtby has been tremendous this season, going 14-2-4 with a 2.82 GAA and .909 SV% and draws a great matchup in Anaheim on Friday. He stopped 32 of 34 shots in a 5-2 win the first time he faced the Ducks (Nov.18).

Source: Samantha Pell 12/6/19, 3:20 pm EST

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Samsonov will start in Los Angeles on Wednesday.

Samsonov allowed two goals on 27 shots in the Capitals win in Detroit on Saturday. The win snapped a brief two-game losing skid for Samsonov, who finished November at 2-1-1 with a 2.73 GAA and .914 SV%. Tonight he faces a Kings team that has won seven of their last nine (7-1-1) home games while scoring 3.33 goals per game.

Source: Ben Raby 12/4/19, 9:22 pm EST

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Holtby will start Tuesday in San Jose.

Holtby allowed three goals on 30 shots in the Capitals win over the Lightning last Friday. Holtby was fantastic in November, going 8-1-1 with a 2.24 GAA and .928 SV%. He was second in wins in the month and tonight he goes head-to-head with Martin Jones, who was first with a 10-2-0 record. Holtby is 7-2-1 with a 3.13 GAA and .903 SV% on the road this season.

Source: Samantha Pell 12/3/19, 2:12 pm EST

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Samsonov will start Saturday in Detroit.

Samsonov allowed four goals on 39 shots in the Capitals loss to the Canadiens on November 15th. Braden Holtby started the last six games but Samsonov will star the second-half of their back-to-back tonight in Detroit. He is 3-0-0 with a 2.28 GAA and .918 SV% on the road this year and has the best spot-start matchup of any goalie tonight.

Source: Tarik El-Bashir 11/30/19, 2:25 pm EST

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Holtby will start Wednesday vs. the Panthers.

Holtby stopped 32 of 33 shots in the Capitals' loss to the Canucks on Saturday. After having his seven-game winning streak, Holtby has now lost two in a row. Coming into Wednesday's meeting with the Panthers, Holtby is 4-0-3 with a 2.48 GAA and .916 SV% on home-ice. He allowed four goals on 36 shots in a 5-4 overtime win in his first start against Florida (Nov.7).

Source: Tarik El-Bashir 11/27/19, 11:02 am EST

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The Capitals have placed Carl Hagelin (upper-body) in LTIR.

Hagelin has been out since November 7th due to an upper-body injury and his move to LTIR means he'll have to miss at least four more games. The move helps the Capitals financially, as they're able to recall reinforcements from Hershey (AHL) to help fill the gaps left by injuries to Hagelin, Nic Dowd and Nicklas Backstrom.

Source: JJ Regan 11/20/19, 10:40 am EST

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Backstrom is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

Backstrom will not be in the lineup when the Capitals take on the Rangers on Wednesday night. This is the first we've heard about an upper-body injury for Backstrom, but Washington is labelling him as day-to-day for now. Lars Eller will likely move up to the second line and Michael Sgarbossa will draw into the lineup to replace Backstrom.

Source: JJ Regan 11/20/19, 10:29 am EST

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The Capitals have recalled Michael Sgarbossa from Hershey (AHL).

Sgarbossa has spent most of his career in the AHL, where he's been a prolific scorer, but has just 10 points (2G / 8A) in 48 career NHL games with the Avalanche, Ducks and Panthers. The 27-year-old forward has 14 points (7G / 7A) to lead Hershey through 17 games this season. He could replace Garnet Hathaway in the lineup on Wednesday if Hathaway gets suspended.

Source: Stephen Whyno 11/20/19, 10:15 am EST

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