The Washington Capitals will continue to ride the hot hand on Thursday as goaltender Tomas Vokoun will make the start against the Edmonton Oilers.
"Yeah, (coach Bruce Boudreau) told me I'm playing," Vokoun told the team's website on Wednesday. "You wait for the net and when you got it, you prepare. Obviously you prepare if you play or don't, but it's nice to know a couple days ahead."
Although he strugged in his first start - albeit in a win - the 35-year-old Vokoun has posted a 6-0-0 mark with a 1.80 goals-against average and a spectacular .944 save percentage.
Washington is off to a franchise-best 7-0-0 start this season while Edmonton (4-2-2) can claim a share of the Northwest Division lead with a victory.