Vokoun continued his strong play in the playoffs in Game 3 when he turned aside 46 of the 48 shots that were directed at him. He gave up a backhand goal to Colin Greening at 7:39 into the second overtime frame that gave the Sens the victory. In five starts Vokoun has posted the playoff's best GAA (1.61) and SV% (.949).
No surprise here, but Tomas Vokoun confirms he's starting Game 2 tonight.
Vokoun continued his strong post-season with a 35 save performance in Game 1. The only goal he allowed was a jam play early in the first period, but he bounced back and shut the door on the Senators. Vokoun has posted a 1.28 GAA and .962 SV% in three starts.
After Marc-Andre Fleury struggled early in the Penguins first round series with the Islanders, Tomas Vokoun came in a shut the door for Pittsburgh. He posted a 1.41 GAA and .957 SV% in Game's 5 and 6. After two performances like he had there is no surprise that Coach Bylsma will go with him in Game 1 vs. the Senators.
Vokoun stopped all 31 shots that the Islanders threw his way in a 4-0 shutout win on Thursday. He is starting because Marc-Andre Fleury (who struggled mightily last year) struggled in the first four games. He will be back in goal for Game 6 where the Penguins will look to close out the series.
Marc-Andre Fleury has struggled big time in the first four games of the series posting a 3.40 GAA and .891 SV%. Vokoun will get the start in Game 5. He last started a playoff game in 2006-07 as a member of the Nashville Predators.
After posting a shutout in Game1 there is no doubt that Fleury will get the nod in Game 2. He should be able to record wins with regulairity throughout the playoffs with the amount of talent in front of him.
The Pittsburgh Penguins announced center Sidney Crosby would return to the lineup for Game 2 of the team's Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series against the New York Islanders.
It will be Crosby's first game since sustaining a broken jaw during a game March 30. During the team's morning skate Friday, Crosby took line rushes in his usual spot, centering a line with Chris Kunitz and Pascal Dupuis. He also worked on the team's top power-play unit.