Three goalies crowd the crease

The Washington Times Daily - - Weather - BY STEPHEN WHYNO

To­mas Vok­oun sounded like a goal­tender ready and will­ing to start in yet an­other “big­gest game of the sea­son” for the Washington Cap­i­tals on Thurs­day night at Bos­ton.

So did Michal Neu­virth. And Braden Holtby, even af­ter be­ing yanked in Tues­day night’s 5-1 loss to the Buf­falo Sabres, re­mains con­fi­dent in his bid to start af­ter a week of mostly strong play.

With just five games left and on the out­side of the play­off picture, the Cap­i­tals have three goalies who want to take the reins, and no clearcut starter. CAP­I­TALS AT BOS­TON To­day: TV:


“We’re for­tu­nate to have three goalies that can play in the Na­tional Hockey League, so it’s just a mat­ter of which gives us the best chance to win that game,” coach Dale Hunter said. “It’s bet­ter than hav­ing no goalies ready to play. This way, I have three goalies that did well, and now it’s up to me to make the right call for who I put in.”

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