Washington Capitals Re-Sign Goaltender Ilya Samsonov

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On Monday, the Washington Capitals announced that they have re-signed goaltender Ilya Samsonov to a one-year contract. The deal is worth $2 million. Samsonov was a restricted free agent. He is scheduled to be a restricted free agent again next summer when this deal expires. The Capitals announced the deal via their social media. NEWS […] READ MORE


2021 Washington Capitals Offseason Primer

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As a shortened and hectic offseason approaches, Last Word on Hockey is looking ahead towards how teams will deal with the reality of a flat salary cap. In terms of building a franchise, the offseason is the most crucial time of the year for front offices. However, due to COVID-19, the short-term future of how […] READ MORE



Washington Capitals Ilya Samsonov Out Day-to-Day with an Upper-Body Injury

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The Washington Capitals goaltender Ilya Samsonov is considered day-to-day with an upper-body injury. With Samsonov out, Craig Anderson and Vitek Vanecek will be the team’s goalie duo moving forward. The team mentioned Samsonov’s injury would be re-evaluated before Saturday’s game versus the Philadelphia Flyers. Samsonov is not on the ice. He's day-to-day with an upper […] READ MORE



Today in Hockey History: Miracle on Ice

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Hockey is back! Normally we’d be closing in on the NHL trade deadline for the final push of the season. However, we’re in a different world. Last Word on Hockey is still going to look back at each date’s historical significance to the game. We’ll remember the moments that shaped the sport of hockey that […] READ MORE


Washington Capitals Lose Alex Ovechkin and Three Others

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The Washington Capitals have announced that star forward Alex Ovechkin and three others will be out during COVID-19 quarantine and put on the absentee list. The others are Ilya Samsonov, Evgeny Kuznetsov, and Dmitry Orlov. The team was fined earlier this week for breaking protocol. Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press announced the absences early […] READ MORE


Washington Capitals Fined For Breaching COVID Protocols

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The National Hockey League fines the Washington Capitals $100,000 for breaking COVID-19 protocols. The team has also placed Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov, and others on the COVID-absence list. NHL fines Washington Capitals $100,000 for violating COVID Protocols. https://t.co/yuw4d886OL pic.twitter.com/1ZgPbpazwa — NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) January 20, 2021 Washington Capitals Fined For Breaking Covid-19 Rules The […] READ MORE


Puck Drop Preview: 2020-21 Washington Capitals

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Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2020-21, where Last Word On Hockey gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the start of this hockey season and offers our insight and analysis. Make sure to stick around until the end of the series, where we’ll offer our full predictions for the standings […] READ MORE


Eastern Conference Round Robin Preview

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Hockey is finally back after months off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Four Eastern Conference teams will battle it out for a chance at the top seed. The Boston Bruins, Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers will play three games to dish out the top four seeds. This Eastern Conference round-robin tournament starts […] READ MORE