View Full Version : Vokoun stands tall between the pipes as Pens begin conference finals.

06-01-2013, 09:24 AM
“Everything is going pretty well for Pittsburgh right now, but I want to keep an eye on their goaltending.” NHL Network analyst Mike Milbury echoed the thoughts of a lot of hockey fans and media when he made that innocent comment last month.

Pittsburgh had recently inserted veteran back-up Tomas Vokoun in goal after starter Marc-Andre Fleury struggled badly for the second consecutive postseason.

The heavily favored Penguins made the switch when they were knotted in a 2-2 series with the upstart Islanders, with Fleury taking the brunt of the blame. The man nicknamed “Flower” was wilting so severely under the intense playoff heat that Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma had no choice but to replace him with Vokoun, who was coming off an excellent regular season as Fleury's number two.............

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