Redeem yourself: Does Vokoun get next start?

Redeem yourself: Does Vokoun get next start?
October 31, 2011, 10:37 pm
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Now that the Capitals are dealing with their first two-gamelosing streak of the season, who will Bruce Boudreau turn to in goal Tuesdaynight to stop the bleeding?
All indications are it will be Tomas Vokoun, who was pulledin favor of Michal Neuvirth after allowing three first-period goals in Saturdaynights 7-4 loss to the Canucks.Boudreau said after the game that he made the switch becauseVokoun was not sharp, but Vokoun said that after allowing what he called a badgoal to start the game, he played better than his coach gave him credit for.
The second goal was a rebound, and the third one I didntsee, Vokoun said. Bruce felt I didnt look good, but I felt pretty good.Saying that, were here to win. If he keeps me in or pulls me out, its somethingIm not too worried about. Its not a big deal for me.It was just tough for Michal to go in when you haventplayed a game in a month.
Neuvirth relieved Vokoun and allowed four more goals,including three in the third period.It was a not a good game, he said. I felt rusty. I didntplay for a while. Obviously, I would have liked to start the game, but it didnthappen. I had a hard practice in the morning and I didnt expect to play, but Idont want to make excuses.
Ive got to push forward and wait for my next opportunity.That likely will be Saturday night in Long Island, when theCaps play the second end of a back-to-back set that begins Friday night in Carolina.
I still want him to get those practices in, Boudreau said,because I think Michal will tell you he needed to be sharper.