While making the transition from a team habitually in the bottom half of the NHL standings to one expected to contend for a Stanley Cup sounds like an easy enough switch, differing game styles and workloads create a challenge for Tomas Vokoun.
In each of his four years with Florida, Vokoun faced an average of over 30 shots per night and while that average has held through three games with Washington (he's seen an average of 34 per game as a Capital) the work isn't consistent.
"It's one thing I've got to learn to deal with here," Vokoun said after making 33 saves against the Ottawa Senators on Saturday night. "I'm used to being permanently getting shots and being kind of in the game and feeling the puck, that's not the case here. You can go one period with 15 shots, next one you may get two.
Tomas Vokoun adjusting to a less predictable workload as a Capital
Washington Post | Oct 17