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The Noon Number: Vanecek it Out

A look at a big night for the Caps’ rookie netminder

Buffalo Sabres v Washington Capitals Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images

45 - Number of saves made by Vitek Vanecek in yesterday’s shootout loss to Buffalo. That’s the most saves by a rookie Capitals goaltender since Al Jensen’s 49-save effort back in February of 1982. Vanecek becomes one of just five Caps goalies, including Jensen, to have a 45+ save outing in his rookie campaign.