Tomas Vokoun blanked his former team with a 20-save performance, and the Washington Capitals beat the Florida Panthers 3-0 on Tuesday night to improve to 5-0, the best start in franchise history.
Marcus Johansson, Alexander Semin and Jason Chimera scored for the Capitals, who led 1-0 heading into the third period.
Washington and Detroit are the only NHL teams to win all their games thus far. The Capitals' four-game winning streak at home to start the season is also a club record.
Vokoun was rarely tested, but he couldn't afford a slip-up in a tightly played defensive struggle. It was the 45th NHL shutout for the 35-year-old goalie, who played the previous four seasons with Florida. He left for the Capitals after failing to reach a contract agreement with the Panthers over the summer.
Pressed into extensive action while Michal Neuvirth works to return from a foot injury, Vokoun improved to 4-0 this season.
Vokoun wasn't the only player matched up against his old team. Florida's ...