Goaltender Michal Neuvirth (30) of the Washington Capitals blocks a shot on goal by Antoine Vermette (50) of the Columbus Blue Jackets in  the second period in preseason hockey at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC, Monday, September 26, 2011. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

Photo by: ANDREW HARNIK

Goaltender Michal Neuvirth (30) of the Washington Capitals blocks a shot on goal by Antoine Vermette (50) of the Columbus Blue Jackets in the second period in preseason hockey at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC, Monday, September 26, 2011. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)