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The Noon Number: Two Legit

A look at Vitek Vanecek’s strong starts during his strong start

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0 - Number of goals Vitek Vanecek has allowed through the first two periods of the three games he’s played so far this season, stopping all 43 shots he’s faced in those six frames.

Vanecek’s fine first forties have helped the Caps enter the third period with a lead in all four games they’ve played so far (the only team on the circuit with that distinction), and has gone a long way towards staking the sophomore stopper to a 2-0-1 record in the early going.