May 5, 2013; Uniondale, NY, USA; New York Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo (21) scores on Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) during the third period in game three of the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Penguins Not Ready to Name Starting Goalie For Game 5


Goals have been flying in to the back of the net during the Eastern Conference quarterfinals series between the New York Islanders and Pittsburgh Penguins. For the Penguins, they appeared to be on the right track to start the postseason when they pitched a shutout in Game 1, but since then it has been all downhill for goalie Marc-Andre Fleury.

Fleury has allowed 14 goals in the past three games and drawn criticism from many Penguins fans for the soft goals he has allowed.

At the end of Game 4 Tuesday night, Fleury looked defeated, so it may be time for a change, but there is one problem. Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma said the team won’t name a Game 5 starter just yet.

But the fact that Fleury allowed so many goals did not go unnoticed.

It would be unfair to blame Fleury for all of the goals that have been allowed, but some of them were such weak goals that you have to understand the heat he is catching.

If the Penguins want to change things up, now would be the time. The team is heading back home to Consol Energy Arena and the home crowd would behind a switch in goal that would place Tomas Vokoun between the pipes.

After all, Fleury’s struggles last season are a big part of why Vokoun was brought to town. His chance on the big stage could be now.

Tags: Dan Bylsma Marc-Andre Fleury Pittsburgh Penguins Tomas Vokoun

  • VA Guy

    Fleury reminds me so much like a person with ADD. When focused unbeatable , when the distraction sets in it is hideous. I actually do think he has it as I work with kids with ADD and he shows at least to me some of the signs.