Ilya Samsonov becomes first goalie in NHL history to win his first eight career road games in a single season
Ilya Samsonov made a career-high 38 saves against the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday. Sammy’s big night helped push the Washington Capitals to a 4-3 win over their division rival. He was also named first star of the night.
From going to the splits to jumping in the air to block pucks with his face, the Russian netminder was spectacular from start to finish. And with his performance, he set a new NHL record.
Samsonov is the first goaltender in NHL history to win each of his first eight career road games in one season.