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Sport Capitals likely to go with emergency goalie plan in Game 2 vs. Bruins

03:30  17 may  2021
03:30  17 may  2021 Source:   fansided.com

Sprong sends Capitals to 6-3 win, Rangers eliminated

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Craig Anderson is likely to start for the Washington Capitals against the Boston Bruins in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup First Round on Monday. Capitals coach Peter Laviolette said Sunday he had no update on the severity of the lower-body injury Vitek Vanecek sustained in the first period of a 3- 2 overtime win in Game 1 of the best-of-7 series Saturday other than the rookie goalie is day to day. Though goalie Ilya Samsonov participated in an optional practice after exiting NHL COVID-19 protocol Saturday, Laviolette said he'd probably need some practice time before he's ready to at least dress as

The official 2021 NHL playoff matchup page of the Washington Capitals vs the Boston Bruins including news, stats, and video. Dowd, Anderson help Capitals to OT win against Bruins in Game 1. Scores at 4:41 after goalie makes 21 R1, Gm1: Tom Wilson completes a give-and- go with T.J

Craig Anderson was pressed into duty early in Game 1, and it looks like he'll start between the pipes for the Washington Capitals in Game 2 against the Bruins.

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With Ilya Samsonov unavailable on the COVID-19 list, the Washington Capitals turned to rookie Vitek Vanecek to start in-goal for Game 1 against the Boston Bruins. When Vanecek suffered a lower body injury in the first period Saturday night, in stepped Craig Anderson.

Anderson spent most of the season on the Capitals' taxi squad as the third goalie. He appeared in four regular season games, with two starts, with a 2.13 goals-against average and a .915 save percentage. The veteran netminder saved the day in Game 1, stopping 21 of the 22 shots he faced as Washington banked a 3-2 win in overtime.

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As is tradition with the Bruins and Capitals , the game was decided by a single goal. Overtime was required after both teams scored twice in regulation, and that's where Washington earned a 3- 2 victory. Capitals forward Nic Dowd tipped a shot past Boston goalie Tuukka Rask nearly five minutes into the extra period. Two of the goals Rask gave up came off deflections. Craig Anderson replaced starter Vitek Vanecek after he suffered an apparent injury in the first period. Anderson tallied 21 saves on 22 shots in his first playoff action since Game 7 of the 2017 Eastern Conference Final with the Senators.

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Samsonov came off the COVID protocol list on Sunday, and he was on the ice for practice. But it's safe to say he won't be anywhere near ideal playing shape for Game 2 on Monday night, after nearly two weeks off the ice. With Vanecek considered day-to-day, the Capitals have called up goaltender Zach Fucale from the minors.

All signs point to Craig Anderson starting Game 2

According to Samantha Pell of the Washington Post, all signs point to Anderson starting between the pipes for the Capitals in Game 2 against the Bruins.

Anderson will turn 40 this coming week. He obviously has a lot of experience, with 422 career regular season starts and 40 playoff starts. In his playoff career he has a 2.30 goals-against and .928 save percentage. During the Ottawa Senators' run to the conference finals in 2017, he had a .922 save percentage and a 2.34 goals-against average in 19 postseason games.

The Capitals have gotten thin for healthy options in-goal fairly quickly, at the most important time of the season. But if Anderson can hold it together for a whole game and help earn a 2-0 lead over the Bruins, that's as good as anyone else would have done and a huge big picture win for Washington.

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