NHL Power Rankings: 3 Reasons the Capitals Are Better in Goal Than the Flyers

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NHL Power Rankings: 3 Reasons the Capitals Are Better in Goal Than the Flyers
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Both the Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers are perennial contenders in the Eastern Conference. And yet both are let down every spring by their goaltending.

Resolving to fix this weak spot, the Capitals went out and signed a free agent goalie they were very familiar with in Thomas Vokoun. Vokoun (35), is a veteran that the Caps saw often as he backstopped division rival Florida.

The Flyers took more drastic action. In a series of blockbuster trades, the Flyers cleared cap space to land Ilya Bryzgalov as their new starter. Bryzgalov (31) played for the Phoenix Coyotes and Anaheim Ducks in the past.

So which team is better in goal now?

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