From Wednesday’s morning skate, it appears that the starting goalie for Wednesday’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs will be rookie Ilya Samsonov.
Head coach Todd Reirden avoided discussing the goalie decision specifically on Tuesday, but Wednesday’s morning skate suggests the decision had been made.
Samsonov first off the ice at morning skate. Likely starter tonight #CapsLeafs
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) October 16, 2019
Holtby has saved 85.2 percent of 88 shots at five-on-five this season, well below his previous performance. Samsonov has impressed in his play so far, saving 94.4 of the 54 shots he’s faced.
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