The Washington Times - December 14, 2011, 10:09AM

At the end of the night, looking at Tomas Vokoun’s stat line was not enough. Four goals on 21 shots doesn’t appear good (.810 save percentage), but it doesn’t tell the full story.

Here’s a goal-by-goal look and the trends of the night, as told by Vokoun and coach Dale Hunter.


Goal No. 1, 16:16 of first period

Scott Hartnell streaks down the left wing and takes a shot from beyond the faceoff circle that goes along the ice. It looks simple but sneaks through Vokoun’s five-hole.

Yeah, the first one I saw was a bad goal,” he said.

Here’s the video: 

Goal No. 2, 7:23 of second period

The Flyers cycle the puck around the boards as Zac Rinaldo dishes it to Marc-Andre Bourdon near the blue line. The rookie defensemen flicks a shot toward the net that changes direction before going past Vokoun.

“Second one actually Mathieu Perreault tipped it right in front of me,” Vokoun explained.

It might’ve been deflected twice, if Jody Shelley got his stick on it, but there’s no doubt the shot hit Perreault’s stick first.

Here’s the video:

Goal No. 3, 14:19 of second period

Another cycle for Philadelphia allows for a point shot, this time by Andrej Meszaros. Meanwhile, Wayne Simmonds skates in front while being guarded by Marcus Johansson and tips it past Vokoun and into the net.

“Third one I think their guy tipped it,” Vokoun said. “It was their guy and JoJo just went in front of me when the puck was coming.”

The screen wasn’t great, and Hunter pointed out that the Caps can’t allow tips like that so frequently.

“It’s one of those games where they deflected three in – just wrist shots from the point. Them are hard to defend,” he said. “We should lift sticks up more.”

Here’s the video:

Goal No. 4, 17:33 of second period

Max Talbot and James van Riemsdyk enter the zone against a very in-position Caps defense. Talbot pulls up to take a wrister from the top of the circle and it hits Vokoun under his arm, goes through, off the post and in.

“The fourth one I didn’t see it, and it just went through our defenseman,” Vokoun said.

Roman Hamrlik and Dmitry Orlov were both crossing in front on that play.

“But still – you got to make the saves. There’s no excuses,” Vokoun said. “It was a bad game. I didn’t help the team at all and that’s my job. There’s not really much else you can say about that.”

Here’s the video: