Capitals goaltender Tomas Vokoun (left) has relegated Michal Neuvirth, Washington's starter in the playoffs last year, to the bench for much of this season. Neuvirth has struggled as a backup, compiling a .894 save percentage and 3.07 goals-against average. (Associated Press)

Capitals goaltender Tomas Vokoun (left) has relegated Michal Neuvirth, Washington's starter in the playoffs last year, to the bench for much of this season. Neuvirth has struggled as a backup, compiling a .894 save percentage and 3.07 goals-against average. (Associated Press)