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Washington Capitals goalie Tomas Vokoun (29) defects a shot on goal by St. Louis Blues defenseman Ian Cole (23) during the second period as the Washington Capitals take on the St. Louis Blues, Washington, DC, November 29, 2011. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Capitals goalie Tomas Vokoun made 30 saves, but took the blame for three of the four goals he allowed against the New York Islanders on Saturday night. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

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Washington Capitals goalie Tomas Vokoun reacts as New York Islanders' P.A. Parenteau, Brian Rolston and Frans Nielsen celebrate what ended up being the game-winning goal by Parenteau. The Isles would add an empty-netter and won 5-3. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

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Capitals goalie Tomas Vokoun was pulled after giving up three goals in 17 shots during Saturday's loss. (Associated Press)

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Washington Capitals goalie Tomas Vokoun (29) makes a save against the Vancouver Canucks during the first period of an NHL hockey game at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)

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Washington Capitals goalie Tomas Vokoun allowed two goals on 19 shots in the loss against the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night. (Associated Press/The Canadian Press)

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Washington Capitals goalie Tomas Vokoun is 6-0-0 on the season, with a 1.80 goals-against average and .944 save percentage. He'll get the start against the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)

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Washington Capitals goaltender Tomas Vokoun set aside 32 of 33 shots on goal against the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday. The Capitals beat the Red Wings 7-1 and Vokoun won his sixth straight game. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

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Washington Capitals goalie Tomas Vokoun, left, of the Czech Republic, deflects a shot by Florida Panthers center Stephen Weiss (9) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

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Capitals goalie Tomas Vokoun has defensemen such as Karl Alzner (27) to thank for seeing fewer pucks. (Associated Press)

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Washington goaltender Tomas Vokoun stops a shot by Ottowa left wing Milan Michalek during the Capitals' 2-1 win Saturday at Verizon Center. Vokoun recorded 33 saves as Washington moved to 4-0. (Associated Press)

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Pittsburgh Penguins' Evgeni Malkin watches as a shot by Penguins' James Neal gets past Washington Capitals goalie Tomas Vokoun on the first shot of the game. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

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Goalie Tomas Vokoun (29) and Alex Ovechkin (8) of the Washington Capitals celebrate after a shootout to defeat the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., Oct. 10, 2011. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Goalie Tomas Vokoun (29) of the Washington Capitals blocks Dominic Moore (19) of the Tampa Bay Lightning during a shootout at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., Oct. 10, 2011. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Capitals goalie Tomas Vokoun (29), of the Czech Republic is celebrates with teammates Marcus Johansson (90), of Sweden, Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, and Roman Hamrlik (44), of the Czech Republic, after they defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-5 in a shootout in an NHL hockey game, Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ryan Malone, front, battles for the puck against Washington Capitals goalie Tomas Vokoun, of the Czech Republic, back, during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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Washington Capitals goalie Tomas Vokoun, (29) of the Czech Republic, reaches for the puck against Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Pavel Kubina, of the Czech Republic, (13) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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** FILE ** Washington Capitals goalie Tomas Vokoun (29) looks back as a shot by Nashville Predators forward Matt Halischuk gets past for a goal in the second period of a preseason NHL hockey game on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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Washington Capitals goaltender Tomas Vokoun (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Capitals goalie Tomas Vokoun, shown blocking a shot by Chicago's Ben Smith on Sept. 23, supplanted Michal Neuvirth as the starter. Braden Holtby, also in the mix, likely will see more time at Hershey of the AHL.