Tomas Vokoun made his seventh consecutive start Friday night, when the Penguins faced Ottawa in Game 5 of their second-round Eastern Conference playoff series at Consol Energy Center.
He appeared in more than two games in a row just once in the regular season -- a four-game stretch that included three starts and two shutouts -- but said the workload is a nonissue for him, even at age 36.
"I don't think I need to do anything special [to stay physically fresh]," he said. "Even when I didn't play as much during the [regular] season, you still train and work out and prepare in case you have to play.
"You just don't know. Injuries, or whatever else, could happen, and you could be playing for a while. You have to be ready. ... As a backup goalie, your job is to be ready when the team needs you."
Vokoun certainly was when called upon to replace Marc-Andre Fleury for Game 5 of the opening-round series against the New York Islanders.
He entered the game Friday night with a 5-1 record, 1.82 goals-against average and .942 save percentage.
Nonetheless, Vokoun recognizes that he could be replaced as the Penguins' go-to goalie at any time.
"There's nothing set in stone here," he said. "I play every game like it could be my last.