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A look at some heavy lifting between the pipes

NHL: FEB 16 Capitals at Penguins Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

11 - Number of consecutive starts for rookie netminder Vitek Vanecek. That’s the longest run by a Caps’ goalie since Braden Holtby started a whopping 25 games in a row to wrap up the 2014-15 campaign (and that just a few months after starting 21 in a row), and the most consecutive starts by a Caps’ rookie goalie since Jim Carey rattled off 21 back in 1995.