NEW YORK (October 24, 2011)
- Washington Capitals goaltender Tomas Vokoun
has been named the NHL's 'Third Star' for the week ending Oct. 23.
THIRD STAR -- TOMAS VOKOUN
, G, WASHINGTON CAPITALS
Vokoun helped the Capitals extend their franchise-record start to
7-0-0 by posting three consecutive victories with a 1.00 goals-against average, .968 save percentage and one shutout. The 35-year-old native of Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic, stopped 20 shots in a 3-0 win over the Florida Panthers Oct. 18, posting his 45th career NHL shutout. He turned aside 40 shots in a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers Oct. 20 and handed the Detroit Red Wings their first loss of the season with a 32-save effort in a 7-1 win at Verizon Center on Oct. 22. Signed as a free agent by the Capitals on July 2, 2011, Vokoun improved to 6-0-0 on the season with a 1.80 goals-against average and .944 save percentage.