Apr 22, 2013; Ottawa, ON, CAN; Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Tomas Vokoun (92) during a break in action in the first period against the Ottawa Senators at Scotiabank Place. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Penguins to Start Tomas Vokoun in Game 5


After a horrifying performance in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals, the Pittsburgh Penguins have decided to make a switch between the pipes. Former starter Marc-Andre Fleury has been shown the bench, while back up Tomas Vokoun has been given the starting role for Game 5 against the New York Islanders.

Earlier in the day, Pens head coach Dan Bylsma was noncommittal about the team’s Game 5 starter, but the team announced the switch on Wednesday afternoon.

It was a move that had to be made.

You could see during Game 4 that Fleury had mentally checked out of the game and a switch was necessary. This is exactly the type of situation that the Penguins brought Vokoun in for, so we all so the move coming.

In Game 2 through Game 4, Fleury allowed 14 goals, many of them were soft.

Penguins fans were calling for the switch, so they should be satisfied with the team’s decision.

Pittsburgh and New York will resume their series on Thursday night from the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. It will be a pivotal game in the series.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Shepard/100003244846039 Michael Shepard

    The way the Pens are playing…can we re-team before the next game too? They just keep phoning in how they play..and I predict the hunger looks greater for the NY Isles than the Pens…and the problem may be coaching,,,as we do not lack in talent? PENS..do not make an early out 3 years in a row.PLEASE