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There’s naturally the possibility of a call-up from the Hershey Bears, but that would be even further of an indictment of the two veteran defensemen who are not injured and ready to play.

Who’s in net?

Tomas Vokoun won Thursday. Michal Neuvirth started the previous six. So, who’s the Capitals‘ goalie down the stretch?

If Hunter knows, he’s not letting on.

“You know they can’t play all the games, either. It’s too taxing on their body,” he said. “But you know, I’m always looking for a hot goalie.”

Win and you’re in? Both goalies have thrived on long stretches of playing time. Back-to-back games at the Bruins on Saturday and then home against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday could mean a platoon, at least in the immediate future.