"HAHAHA" - Jets players, above

In a year that has had sprinkles of bad goals from far away (*cough* Craig Anderson), Dustin Byfuglien chose to victimize a team that has fallen victim to pretty poor goaltending all season long (*cough* Vokoun and Neuvirth) in Washington.

With a crucial two points on the line that could potentially dictate the future of the division the NHL would love to pretend never existed (Southeast), Tomas Vokoun let in the one goal he absolutely could not let in tonight. He let in a slapshot from Byfuglien. From center ice. To tie the game. Sure, it was a bit of a screwball, but honestly.

I’m still clinging to my gut feeling that the Capitals are a team to be afraid of in the East – especially now that they’re buried under the radar – but goals like this are making it really hard to stick to my guns.

View at your own discretion.

I thought that the Caps solved a lot of their goalie woes when they got Vokoun on discount but it looks like they may have to go back to the drawing board come July 1st.

Comments (2)

  1. okay, as a goalie I have to speak up here. It’s understandable that people jump on goalies when they let pucks in from centre ice, but when pucks take crazy-ass bounces like that there’s literally nothing you can do. Yeah, it’s from a long way away, but when you watch the replay, vokoun obviously had it under control until it takes about a 60 degree deflection just a few feet in front of him. And keep in mind the puck is still moving at probably around 90mph…not very much time to react. if the shot had been from the point and somebody had deflected it from the same spot people would be talking about the beautiful tip and nobody would fault vokoun…it’s the same thing.

  2. Like to see you do any better in that situation. It was one of those one in a thousand situations and it ended up as a goal for Buf. Remember Shultz two years ago did that in his own end beacuase of a bad bounce. It happens dont make it shound like it was all Vokuns vault

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