It's common during Washington Capitals practices this season to see a forward shaking his head as he skates back into line during a drill, puzzled by how easily Tomas Vokoun turned away his shot. The veteran netminder's efficient movements can make even laser shots from stars such as Alex Ovechkin and Alexander Semin look pedestrian as they hit his pad.

Vokoun's calm in net extend to his businesslike approach to being a team's go-to goaltender. From being one of the first players at the rink every day to methodically stretching his 35-year-old limbs before and after each practice, or remaining unflappable whether he gives up a goal or has a bad game, his composure is evident to his teammates, who find that his ease is rubbing off on them.