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Washington Capitals goaltender Michal Neuvirth (30) and Nicklas Backstrom (19) stop Winnipeg Jets forward Chris Thorburn (22) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Winnipeg on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Woods)

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Washington Capitals goalie Michal Neuvirth went 13-13-5 with a 2.82 goals-against average and .903 save percentage last season. (AP Photo/Paul J. Bereswill)

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Washington Capitals goalie Michal Neuvirth went 13-13-5 with a 2.82 goals-against average and .903 save percentage last season. (AP Photo/Paul J. Bereswill)

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Washington Capitals goalie Michal Neuvirth leaves the game after being injured when Florida Panthers left wing Marco Sturm crashes into him in the second period in Washington on Thursday, April 5, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Braden Holtby became the Capitals' starting goalie for the playoffs in the wake of injuries to Tomas Vokoun and Michal Neuvirth. He's 14-4-3 with a 2.02 goals-against average and .929 save percentage in 21 career appearances. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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With Tomas Vokoun and Michal Neuvirth injured, 22-year-old Braden Holtby will start the Washington Capitals' season finale against the New York Rangers on Saturday, and he'll likely be the team's go-to guy in the playoffs. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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Washington Capitals goalie Michal Neuvirth (30) comes out of the game after being injured when Florida Panthers left wing Marco Sturm (16) crashes into him in the second period as the Washington Capitals take on the Florida Panthers in National Hockey League hockey at the Verizon Center, Washington, D.C., Thursday, April 5, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Capitals goalie Michal Neuvirth leaves the game after being injured when Florida Panthers left wing Marco Sturm crashes into him in the second period in Washington on Thursday, April 5, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Capitals goalie Michal Neuvirth (30) comes out of the game after being injured when Florida Panthers left wing Marco Sturm (16) crashes into him in the second period at the Verizon Center, Washington, D.C., Thursday, April 5, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Michal Neuvirth allowed three goals on 26 shots Monday in the Capitals' loss at the Lightning. (Associated Press)

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Washington Capitals goalie Michal Neuvirth, center, of the Czech Republic, looks for a shot between teammate John Carlson, left, and Tampa Bay Lightning's Brett Connolly during the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, April 2, 2012, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

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Washington Capitals goalie Michal Neuvirth went 13-13-5 with a 2.82 goals-against average and .903 save percentage last season. (AP Photo/Paul J. Bereswill)

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Washington Capitals goalie Michal Neuvirth is 11-12-5 while serving primarily in a backup role. (Associated Press)

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Washington Capitals goalie Michal Neuvirth lies on the ice as Winnipeg Jets center Bryan Little, right wing Blake Wheeler and left wing Andrew Ladd celebrate Little's during the second period Friday, March 23, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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Washington Capitals goalie Michal Neuvirth (30) block a shot during the first period of an NHL game against Toronto, Sunday, March 11, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Washington Capitals goalie Michal Neuvirth has a 9-9-3 record with a 2.83 goals-against average and .903 save percentage this season. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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Washington Capitals goalie Michal Neuvirth covers a loose puck as Toronto Maple Leafs' Mikhail Grabovski, looks on during second-period action in Toronto, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012. Neuvirth made 28 saves in the 4-2 win. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

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Michal Neuvirth made 30 saves on 31 shots in beating the Canadiens on Friday night. Associated Press / Nick Wass

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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)

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New York Rangers' Brandon Dubinsky, left, tries a wraparound shot in the second period of an NHL game but the shot is blocked by Washington Capitals goalie Michal Neuvirth in New York, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Newsday, David Pokress)