Three goalies crowd the crease
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.”