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Samsonov gets face full of shaving cream after first NHL win

Capitals goalie didn't miss a beat during interview with reporters

by Cristina Ledra @cledra / Staff Writer

Welcome to the show, kid. Now here's a batting helmet and a face full of shaving cream.

The Washington Capitals gave goalie Ilya Samsonov the perfect salute for earning his first win in his NHL debut against the New York Islanders on Friday. He'd already received the postgame award of a Washington Nationals helmet. 

Then came forward Tom Wilson wielding a heaping handful of shaving cream as the 22-year-old took questions from reporters.

Tweet from @NBCSCapitals: Samsonov gets the Nats helmet AND the shaving cream to the face. We love this kid. #ALLCAPS #STAYINTHEFIGHT

Samsonov just continued discussing his 25-save, 2-1 win against the New York Islanders like it was no big deal. That's some veteran-like resolve from the new guy. 

Tweet from @Capitals: Before. After!Congrats Sammy!!!#ALLCAPS

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