Vitek Vanecek

#41 G / Washington Capitals / EXP: 0YRS Height: 6-1 Weight: 187 lb Age: 25 College: None

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  • Vanecek stopped 34 shots in a 3-2 overtime loss to Pittsburgh on Tuesday. Vanecek was solid despite losing his second straight game, registering his best single-game saves total since the calendar flipped to February. The 25-year-old has put up a .927 save percentage over his last four appearances, but he'll soon be yielding at least a portion of the workload to the returning Ilya Samsonov.

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  • Vanecek will get the start in Tuesday's home game against the Penguins, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports. Vanecek turned aside 26 of 27 shots during a Feb. 16 meeting with Pittsburgh and will be called upon to make his 15th start of the season. The 25-year-old's days as a workhorse might be coming to an end with Ilya Samsonov nearing a return, but he's a dependable start even with a tougher matchup on deck.

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  • Vanecek stopped 20 of 23 shots in Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Rangers. New York's final goal was scored into an empty net. Vanecek was coming off two strong starts earlier this week, but fatigue may have been a factor for the 25-year-old as he was between the pipes Saturday for a 13th straight game. Ilya Samsonov appears just about ready to return to action however, potentially putting Vanecek back on the bench, or at least into a timeshare.

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  • Vanecek will patrol the crease during Saturday's home game versus the Rangers, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports. Vanecek has been razor sharp recently, picking up back-to-back wins over the Penguins and the Sabres while posting an impressive 1.00 GAA and .960 save percentage. He'll try to pick up his eighth win of the season in a home matchup with a Rangers team that's only averaging 2.33 goals per game this campaign, 26th in the NHL.

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  • Vanecek made 22 saves in a 3-1 win over Buffalo on Thursday. He was beaten by Victor Olofsson, who beat the twinetender with a wrister from the left circle while on the power play. Otherwise, Vanecek bricked up the twine tent. He'd had a tough February but has won two in a row with just two goals allowed in those two games. As with any rookie, Vanecek will have ups and downs. But he's a solid activation when he's in the net, though Ilya Samsonov will be back soon to share the crease.

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Last 7 Games

DATEOppResultWLGASASVSV%FPTS
2/23
vs 
L 3-2 0 0 3 37 34 0.919 3.8
2/21
vs 
W 4-3 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0
2/20
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L 4-1 0 1 3 23 20 0.870 1
2/18
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W 3-1 1 0 1 23 22 0.957 8.4
2/16
W 3-1 1 0 1 27 26 0.963 9.2
2/14
L 6-3 0 1 4 36 32 0.889 2.4
2/07
vs 
L 7-4 0 0 4 14 10 0.714 -2

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dateOpptime
2/25
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8:00 PM
2/27
2:00 PM
2/28
4:00 PM
3/03
8:00 PM
3/05
8:00 PM
3/07
8:00 PM
3/09
vs 
8:00 PM

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Career Stats

Year GP W L OTL Min GA SO GAA PIM FPTS
2020 15 7 4 2 885 43 0 2.92 0 76.4
2019 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Year Avg 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 0
Career 15 7 4 2 885 43 0 2.92 0

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