Vanecek (lower body) will not dress for Game 5 against Boston on Sunday, NHL.com reports.
For the third straight game, Craig Anderson will serve as the backup behind Ilya Samsonov. Vanecek hasn't been available since suffering an injury in Game 1. The 25-year-old will be questionable for Tuesday's Game 6 if Washington avoids elimination Sunday.
Vanecek (lower body) will not be available for Friday's Game 4 tilt with Boston, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Ilya Samsonov will get the start in Boston while Craig Anderson suits up for backup duties. Vanecek will miss his third straight contest after leaving Game 1 with an injury. He'll be questionable for Game 5 on Sunday.
Vanecek (lower body) is expected to miss Wednesday's clash with Boston, per Tom Gulitti of NHL.com.
With Vanecek still sidelined and Ilya Samsonov just coming off COVID-19 protocols, the Caps could turn to Craig Anderson for the third straight game. Prior to getting hurt, Vanecek was 4-1-1 with a 2.34 GAA in his last seven regular-season appearances. Once cleared to play, the 25-year-old Czech should be in the mix to retake his spot between the pipes.
Vanecek (lower body) remains day-to-day and won't play in Monday's Game 2 against the Bruins, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Craig Anderson got the Game 1 win in relief of Vanecek and is expected to start Monday's game. Vanecek and Ilya Samsonov (undisclosed) will both be racing to get healthy ahead of Wednesday's Game 3.
Vanecek (lower body) did not participate in practice Sunday and is day-to-day ahead of Monday's Game 2 against Boston, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Considering it's playoff time and coaches rarely spill the beans about their netminders, this news comes as no surprise. Head coach Peter Laviolette further muddied the waters by saying he wasn't sure if Vanecek is "short" day-to-day or "long" day-to-day. Washington's starter for Game 2 has yet to be named, but it could be Ilya Samsonov (undisclosed), who was on the ice for practice Sunday, or 39-year-old veteran Craig Anderson.
Vanecek (lower body) will not return to Saturday's Game 1 versus the Bruins.
Vanecek appeared to overextend himself on the Bruins' first goal by Jake DeBrusk. With the 25-year-old Vanecek out, Craig Anderson will take over the goaltending duties. More information on Vanecek's status should arise before Monday's Game 2.
Vanecek (undisclosed) left in the first period of Saturday's game against Boston and was accompanied to the locker room by the trainer, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports. He was replaced by Craig Anderson.
Vanecek reacted late to a Jake DeBrusk shot and injured himself while stretching to cover the gaping side of the net to no avail, as the puck still got by him to tie the game at 1-1. Ilya Samsonov cleared COVID-19 protocols earlier Saturday but didn't dress for this one, leaving Anderson as the team's lone available goalie. Vanecek stopped three of four shots before exiting.
Vanecek was the first goalie off the ice at Washington's morning skate Saturday, suggesting he'll start Game 1 against the Bruins, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
Ilya Samsonov (COVID-19 protocols) didn't participate in morning skate and is expected to miss Game 1, simplifying the decision for coach Peter Laviolette. Vanecek will be making his postseason debut on the back of a strong rookie regular season in which he posted a 21-10-4 record, 2.69 GAA and .908 save percentage.
Vanecek turned aside 24 of 25 shots Tuesday in a 2-1 win over th Bruins.
Vanecek got the nod in the regular-season finale and, playing behind a depleted Washington lineup, allowed just a Curtis Lazar tap-in midway through the second period. It was an encouraging performance for Vanecek, who will likely draw the Game 1 starting assignment in the Stanley Cup Playoffs with Ilya Samsonov (COVID-19 protocols) on the shelf. The 25-year-old Vanecek finished his first NHL regular season with a 21-10-4 record to go with a 2.69 GAA and .908 save percentage.
Vanecek will get the start at home in Tuesday's regular-season finale against the Bruins, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Vanecek has struggled recently with Washington missing so many key players from its lineup, posting a 2.61 GAA and .898 save percentage behind a 3-1-1 record in his last five starts. With Ilya Samsonov (COVID-19 protocols) sidelined indefinitely, it's likely that the 25-year-old will get the first crack at the Bruins when the Stanley Cup Playoffs get underway on Saturday. Washington could be shorthanded for Tuesday's regular-season finale, which makes starting the Czech netminder a somewhat risky fantasy proposition.
Vanecek stopped 25 of 28 shots in Friday's 4-2 loss to the Flyers.
Philadelphia's final goal was scored into an empty net. Vanecek had been 3-0-1 over his prior four starts, and on the season the 25-year-old rookie has a 2.74 GAA and a .907 save percentage.
Vanecek will defend the blue paint during Friday's home game versus the Flyers, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
Vanecek was decent in his last start Wednesday versus the Rangers, stopping 19 of 21 shots en route to a 4-2 win. He'll try to extend his personal winning streak to three games in a home matchup with a Philadelphia team that's averaging 2.81 goals per game on the road this year, 15th in the NHL.
Vanecek stopped 19 of 21 shots in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Rangers.
The Capitals tilted the ice away from Vanecek, finishing with a 35-21 edge in shots. He was beaten early in the third period and again for the game's final goal late in the frame, but the 25-year-old Czech was still more than good enough to secure the 20th win of his rookie campaign.
Vanecek will get the road start Wednesday against the Rangers, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Vanecek will get the bulk of the starts as long as Ilya Samsonov (coach's decision) remains out of the lineup and could get the first crack at manning the cage come playoff time should he play well down the stretch. The 24-year-old is gunning for his 20th win of the season Wednesday and currently sports a 2.76 GAA and .907 save percentage behind a 19-9-4 record in 34 starts.
Vanecek made 23 saves in Monday's 6-3 win over the Rangers.
All three Blueshirts goals came in a seven-minute stretch covering the late first period and the beginning of the second, but the Caps gave Vanecek more than enough support to overcome that hiccup. The 25-year-old is 2-0-1 over his last three starts, boosting his record to 19-9-4, and on the season he sports a 2.76 GAA and .907 save percentage.
Vanecek will get the road start Monday against the Rangers, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Vanecek has been going through a rough patch of late, posting a 3.95 GAA and .861 save percentage behind a 1-2-1 record in his last four starts. Given Washington's lack of success against the Rangers this season, the confirmed absence of T.J. Oshie (personal) and the uncertain availability of both Alex Ovechkin (lower body) and John Carlson (lower body), it's fair to wonder if the 25-year-old goalie's recent troubles could continue through Monday's start.
Vanecek allowed five goals on 35 shots Thursday in a 5-4 overtime loss to Pittsburgh.
Vanecek yielded five goals for the second time in his last three starts, with an 18-save shutout sandwiched in between. The 25-year-old fell to 18-9-4 on the year with a 2.75 GAA and .908 save percentage. He's also pitched a pair of shutouts.
Vanecek will defend the blue paint during Thursday's home game versus the Penguins.
Vanecek wasn't very busy in his last start Tuesday against the Islanders, but he was sharp when he needed to be, stopping all 18 shots he faced en route to his 18th win and second shutout of the season. He'll attempt to secure a second straight victory in a home matchup with a Pittsburgh team that's averaging 3.17 goals per game on the road this campaign, seventh in the NHL.
Vanecek registered 18 saves in a 1-0 win over the Islanders on Tuesday.
Vanecek didn't see a ton of action -- the Islanders generated just 15 shots on goal at even strength -- but handled everything he faced en route to his second shutout of the season. Vanecek had allowed a total of nine goals over his previous two starts, both losses, so it was good to see him get back on track against the Islanders. The 25-year-old improved to 18-9-3 with a 2.68 GAA and .910 save percentage.
Vanecek will defend the blue paint during Tuesday's home game versus the Islanders.
Vanecek was shaky in his last start April 18 against Boston, allowing five goals on just 27 shots en route to a 6-3 loss. The 25-year-old backstop will attempt to bounce back and earn his 18th win of the season in a home matchup with an Islanders club that's 10-11-2 on the road this campaign.
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|05/15||vs BOS||W 3-2 (OT)||1||3||4|
|05/11||vs BOS||W 2-1||1||1||24||25|
|05/07||vs PHI||L 2-4||1||3||25||28|
|05/05||@ NYR||W 4-2||1||2||19||21|
|05/03||@ NYR||W 6-3||1||3||23||26|
|04/29||vs PIT||L 4-5 (OT)||1||5||30||35|
|04/27||vs NYI||W 1-0||1||0||18||18|
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