Ilya Samsonov finishes on new line: News from Capitals Morning Skating – NHL Sports

Washington Capitals returned to work on Sunday morning for Game Day morning skating at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Capitals and Flyers will start a three-game set with a pack drop set tonight after 7pm. This is the latest from the City of Brotherhood.

The Capitals will face the Philadelphia Flyers tonight for the second time this season (0-1-0). Capitals has won three of the last four road games against Philadelphia (3-1-0), dating back to March 6, 2019. (Series preview Here.. )

Morning skating

Daniel Sprong will replace Tom Wilson in the lineup.

Ilya Samsonov will get off to a good start.

Wilson suspension

Peter Laviolette head coach said he wasn’t sure if Tom Wilson would appeal his suspension. Alex Ovechkin Ovechkin described the suspension as a “kind of joke.”

Penalty kill

  • The Capitals penalty kill took place on Friday 2-2 against Boston’s 11th place power play (25.0 percent), marking the third straight game in which Capitals did not abandon their power play goals. ..
  • Since then. On February 25, Washington killed 13 out of 14 (92.9%) opposition power play opportunities. This has led to the third highest penalty killing rate in the NHL during that period.
  • Since February 25, Capitals have allowed a total of 11 shots to the goal during the penalty kill, according to Natural Stat Trick. It is tied to the third few short hand shots in the NHL during that span.
  • In addition, Capitals is ranked number one in the NHL with a short-handed confrontation rate (66.7%) until February 25th. Nickdaud led the Capitals and NHL in that span, with 11 out of 14 (78.6%). ) Short hand showdown.


  • Niclas Backstrom became the first player in franchise history to reach the final mark of 700 assists against the Boston Bruins.
  • Backstrom became the second fastest active player (Sidney Crosby, PIT: 856 games), 23rd The fastest player in NHL history who reached the 700 assist mark in 979th Career game.
  • In addition, Backstrom is now 25th NHL history player to reach milestones before his 1,000th NHL game. Of the 24 players who have accomplished this feat, 23 are in the Hockey Hall of Fame.
  • Of the top five assist leaders in franchise history, three are currently in Capitals (Backstrom, Alex Ovechkin: 582a, 2nd, John Carlson: 387a, 5th). With the exception of Vegas Golden Knights, only Columbus Blue Jackets, San Jose Sharks and Winnipeg Jet have three active franchise assist leaders on the roster.
  • Washington is the oldest franchise on this list and has the highest total assists of the three active players.

John Sorensen

About John Sorensen

John has been a Caps fan since day one and participated in his first game at the Capital Center in 1974. His passion for Caps has grown over the decades, including season ticket owners, social media and community organizers. Recently, it led to the establishment of NoVa Caps in 2014. John earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Old Dominion University and was a system engineer during breaks, helping to support Capitals habits.

– NHL Sports

Ilya Samsonov finishes on new line: News from Capitals Morning Skating Ilya Samsonov finishes on new line: News from Capitals Morning Skating

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