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Tomas Vokoun gets pulled in just over five minutes

Feb 20, 2012, 8:48 PM EDT

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The Washington Capitals came into tonight’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes with a chance to take a slim Southeast Division lead. It’s still possible for the Caps to come back from a 3-0 deficit, but if the pattern holds, Monday will provide another stew of embarrassment and frustration for Washington.

Tomas Vokoun might end up with the most egg on his face, though.

The Czech-born goalie allowed two goals on just seven shots, which was enough for Dale Hunter to yank him from the game. In the process, Vokoun experienced the shortest start of his career at just 5:09.

In a way, it just fits his up-and-down season. Vokoun’s agent Alan Walsh just Tweeted about his hot recent run on Sunday:


So much for that.

  1. djamesbart - Feb 20, 2012 at 8:52 PM

    “one way” Ovechkin.

    • letangshair - Feb 20, 2012 at 9:29 PM

      pretty sure he swings both ways these days.

      • michiganhockey11 - Feb 21, 2012 at 8:41 AM

        And boom goes the dynamite…..

  2. sportsfreak13 - Feb 20, 2012 at 9:35 PM

    Is it time to strip ovechkin of captaincy and give it someone else? Watching this game he looks like a bad teammate let alone captain.

    • dcfan4life - Feb 21, 2012 at 12:34 AM

      And give it to who? Brooks Laich? There are no leaders on this team. No gut check guys. And it is going to cost them dearly once again…

      • bensawesomeness - Feb 21, 2012 at 12:53 AM

        so dont give it to anyone. make them all earn it.

  3. hibackhand - Feb 20, 2012 at 9:44 PM

    watch out, Vokoun!! there’s a crazed man-eating dolphin behind that curtain!!!

    • James O'Brien - Feb 20, 2012 at 9:51 PM

      Haha yeah that Sharks head really brings that photo together.

  4. djamesbart - Feb 20, 2012 at 9:46 PM

    Caps have always been heartless & gutless. Now they also appear skill-less.

  5. danphipps01 - Feb 20, 2012 at 10:05 PM

    What’s most hilarious about this is that a 13-9-2 spread is pretty average, yet his agent seems to think we should all be impressed. Granted, the GAA and percentage are great, but do you really want to say “The goalie I represent wins a little over half of the time.” like it’s a good thing?

  6. AppealToReason - Feb 20, 2012 at 10:17 PM

    And another Junior coach going straight to the Bigs and fails.

  7. pavelfitzgerald - Feb 20, 2012 at 10:23 PM

    Poor Vokun with his head down, he never saw that Shark coming

    • hibackhand - Feb 21, 2012 at 2:03 PM

      Vokoun has Jumped the Shark.

  8. bmorethansteel - Feb 20, 2012 at 10:54 PM

    Season doomed!!!!

  9. joecat111 - Feb 21, 2012 at 6:36 AM

    I didn’t like Ovechkin as captain when they first did it. A one way player is no captain. Now they have 18 players that don’t want to play defense. Brouwer should be captain. He is the only deserving one. Start trading for another future while you still can.

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