After getting yanked from a 6-1 loss in Game 2 against the Boston Bruins, Pittsburgh Penguins net minder Tomas Vokoun will be back in net as the starter when the puck drops on Game 3. Tribune-Review beat writer Josh Yohe broke and confirmed news that Vokoun will be getting the nod in Game 3 when the penguins try to get a game back in the series against Boston.
Vokoun confirms he will start
— Josh Yohe (@JoshYohe_Trib) June 5, 2013
Vokoun was replaced by Marc Andre-Fleury in Game 2 but his backup didn’t serve much use for the Penguins. It’s been a rough postseason for Andre-Fleury as his return to goal in Game 2 against Boston was the first time since the Pens first round series against the New York Islanders that he’d been between the pipes.
The rust was clearly still on Andre-Fleury and the Pens were hardly impressed with what they saw.
Vokoun was the man who replaced Andre-Fleury against the Islanders and he proceeded to shut them and then the Ottawa Senators down before running into the firing line of the Boston Bruins. But before you blame Vokoun for the Pens troubles, remember that he’s getting little to no help from his offense and guys like Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin are too busy trying to beat the Bruins with the toughness they don’t have rather than the firepower they do.