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00:36  05 october  2019
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Islanders move 7 more games to Coliseum from Barclays Center

  Islanders move 7 more games to Coliseum from Barclays Center The New York Islanders will play even more games at their original barn this season than they initially planned. Seven additional contests originally scheduled for the Barclays Center in Brooklyn will now be hosted at Nassau Coliseum, the club announced Monday. Here are the games being relocated (all start times are 7 p.m. ET): Sunday, Oct. 6 vs. Winnipeg Jets Tuesday, Oct. 8, vs. Edmonton Oilers Sunday, Oct. 27, vs. Philadelphia Flyers Thursday, Jan. 2, vs. New Jersey DevilsMonday, Jan. 6, vs. Colorado AvalancheThursday, Jan. 16, vs. New York RangersTuesday, Feb. 25, vs.

Washington Capitals goaltender Ilya Samsonov (30) will make his NHL debut Friday against the Islanders . The team reassigned incumbent backup Pheonix Copley to the American Hockey League after he cleared waivers Thursday, settling on Samsonov in large part because with Braden Holtby in

Samsonov is expected to make his NHL debut Friday as the starter against the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum, according to Coach Todd Reirden. With the Capitals facing a tight salary cap, Copley’s .1 million salary was going to be difficult. Samsonov , who is waiver-exempt, carries a

Washington Capitals rookie netminder Ilya Samsonov is expected to make his NHL debut Friday night against the New York Islanders, the team announced.

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The Capitals selected Samsonov with 22nd overall pick in 2015. He's one of just seven goaltenders this decade to be chosen in the opening round of the draft.

Samsonov allowed three goals on 28 shots over two preseason starts for the Capitals.

In 2018-19, the 22-year-old appeared in 37 contests for the American Hockey League's Hershey Bears, posting a 20-14-2 record with a 2.70 goals-against average, an .898 save percentage, and three shutouts.

Samsonov has been sensational for Russia on the international stage, helping the nation capture a silver medal at the 2016 World Junior Championship and a bronze in 2017.

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Kadri, Rantanen help Avs stay perfect, beat Capitals 6-3 .
WASHINGTON (AP) — Even after sweeping a four-game homestand to start the season, the Colorado Avalanche felt they could do a better job of starting games. They proved themselves right Monday night against the Washington Capitals. Nazem Kadri and Mikko Rantanen each had a goal and two assists, and Colorado scored four first-period goals to beat Washington 6-3 and improve to 5-0-0. Erik Johnson, Nikita Zadorov and Matt Nieto also scored for the Avalanche, who scored on their first three shots on goal and four of the first five. Nathan MacKinnon added an empty-net goal and had an assist.

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