But the Capitals certainly do have a goaltending competition going on between veteran Tomas Vokoun and his understudy and fellow Czech, Michal Neuvirth.
Neuvirth played his 12th game of the season on Thursday night against Winnipeg and shut down a Jets team that had established an offensive presence on home ice over the past month. In Neuvirth's last appearance at the MTS Centre four weeks earlier, the Jets had pinned four goals on the goalie on 31 shots.
GAA: 3.38 | SVP: 0.885
Neuvirth's numbers remain pedestrian – 4-5-1 with a 3.38 goals-against average – but if the 23-year-old could find his game on a consistent basis and push Vokoun, it could go a long way toward giving the Capitals a solid one-two goaltending punch. Vokoun, 35, is the clear No. 1 for foreseeable future, but Neuvirth has won two of his three December starts for the Capitals.
For his part, though, Neuvirth wanted no part of a discussion on the Washington goaltending situation after his performance against the Jets.
"I didn't even know," Neuvirth replied when asked whether he was aware of any potential goaltending controversy. "I don't follow the media."