The Washington Times - January 31, 2012, 01:12PM

TAMPA, Fla. | Tomas Vokoun got a chance to see his wife and daughters over the NHL All-Star break. Family, not hockey, was the idea for a few days.

Now the Washington Capitals’ No. 1 goaltender is rested, recharged and could be back in full-out hockey mode right away. The 35-year-old starts Tuesday night at the Tampa Bay Lightning and could get the call on the second half of the back-to-back, too, Wednesday night at the Florida Panthers.


I worry about this game here tonight and we’ll deal with it later,” coach Dale Hunter said Tuesday after the morning skate. “But Tomas is a veteran and whatever I ask, he’ll do.”

Vokoun has started 12 of the past 14 games. In his past six starts dating to Jan. 11 against Pittsburgh, he has a 1.95 goals-against average and .934 save percentage.