Tomas Vokoun to start in goal for Penguins’ Game 3
Tomas Vokoun will start in goal tonight for the Penguins as Pittsburgh looks to come back down 0-2 in an Eastern Conference Finals matchup against the Boston Bruins, according to a tweet from the team Wednesday afternoon.
Vokoun was pulled from Game 2 after giving up three goals on 12 shots Monday night, casting some doubt as to whether head coach Dan Bylsma would consider starting goalie Marc-Andre Fleury in Game 3. Fleury also gave up three goals in Pittsburgh’s 6-1 blowout loss at home on Monday. Bylsma said however that he won’t be a prisoner of the moment and let one performance affect his decision for who to start the next game:
“We look at his entire body of work, not one instance or one shot last night that would sway what goes into how he performed or how he’s going to perform in his next game. He’s certainly won a lot of hockey games, had a lot of success in that net for us, and he didn’t have that last night, but that’s not going to play into the decision.”
Overall these playoffs, Vokoun is 6-3, recording .929 save percentage while Fleury, who hasn’t started since Game 4 of the Penguins’ first round series against the New York Islanders, is 2-2 with a .883 save percentage this postseason.