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Topic - Tomas Vokoun
More than six months after undergoing a procedure to dissolve a blood clot in his pelvis, Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Tomas Vokoun will return to professional hockey this weekend when he plays for the team's American Hockey League affiliate.
Tuukka Rask kept Sidney Crosby and the rest of the NHL's top offense in check once again, stopping 26 shots.
Vokoun is eight wins away as Pittsburgh moves into the Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Bruins. He's not riding the pine as Marc-Andre Fleury does the job; the 36-year-old is between the pipes living out the chance he never got with the Capitals.
Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma insists he still believes in Marc-Andre Fleury, that the issues for the reeling Penguins go far beyond the struggles of their Stanley Cup-winning goaltender.
Tomas Vokoun's face lit up at the mention of Marc-Andre Fleury's name. Fleury is entrenched as the Pittsburgh Penguins' starting goaltender, but Vokoun went there as his backup and in the hopes of winning a Stanley Cup.
Vokoun was handed the No. 1 goaltender job with the Washington Capitals last season, but because of injuries, the coaching change and more, the season didn't go as planned.
The Washington Capitals dealt unrestricted free agent goaltender Tomas Vokoun's rights to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday for a seventh-round pick in the draft later this month, and Vokoun soon after signed a two-year contract worth $4 million.
Braden Holtby's mask wasn't supposed to be a metaphor.
Previewing the Caps-Bruins first-round series.
It would have been hard to expect at the start of the season, or at any point in recent months, that the Washington Capitals' goaltending tandem heading into the Stanley Cup playoffs would be Braden Holtby and Dany Sabourin.
Michal Neuvirth was prepared last week when Tomas Vokoun left the Washington Capitals' game in Boston. Vokoun had been battling a groin injury, and Neuvirth quickly realized this was his net.
It's uncertain how long veteran goaltender Tomas Vokoun will be out after apparently aggravating a groin injury Thursday. But with the end of the regular season just a little over a week away, it's likely the Washington Capitals will have to go through the home stretch with Michal Neuvirth and Braden Holtby between the pipes.
This is just about the last thing the Washington Capitals needed. Goaltender Tomas Vokoun shook his head as he skated to the bench, apparently aggravating a groin injury that has lingered for almost a month.
Tomas Vokoun sounded like a goaltender ready and willing to start in yet another "biggest game of the season" for the Washington Capitals on Thursday night at Boston.
Mike Knuble was already in the penalty box for holding. Then, Brooks Laich sent the puck sailing over the glass from the defensive zone.
"We gave up the first goal both games and, from there, everyone is trying to do it on their own," Vokoun said, "it's just not going to work."
Tomas Vokoun said during his time as a Washington Capitals goaltender that hockey is sometimes a simple game: You can't win if you don't score goals.