Penguins to stick with Tomas Vokoun
|06.05.13 at 1:02 pm ET|
After getting yanked in the first period of Game 2, Tomas Vokoun was the first goaltender off the ice in morning skate Wednesday and told reporters that he will start Game 3 against the Bruins.
Vokoun allowed three goals in Game 1 and let in three in the first period before giving way to Marc-Andre Fleury, who let in three the rest of the way in Boston’s 6-1 win.
After the morning skate, Penguins coach Dan Bylsma all but confirmed Vokoun will indeed be between the pipes, and noted that the losses haven’t been the fault of the team’s goaltending. He believes Vokoun, who took the job away from Fleury midway through the first round, will be fine the rest of the way.
“I’m looking from a solid game from our goaltender,” Bylsma said. “We’ve gotten that from Tomas in virtually every game he’s played. A real solid performance, and he’s done that for us. That’s what we need tonight. We don’t need perfection. We’re looking for a solid performance from our goaltender and allow our team to win a hockey game.”