As Pittsburgh Penguins Coach Dan Bylsma said in announcing Tomas Vokoun as the starter for Game 5 on Thursday night, they acquired him to play in situations like this.
There are none bigger than when a No. 1 seed is in trouble and its No. 1 goalie is a significant reason for that trouble. Marc-Andre Fleury has been good at times, shaky at others and downright bad in the Penguins’ Game 4 loss to the New York Islanders, knotting the series at 2-2.
He’s given up 40 goals in his last 10 playoff games.
Loyalty be damned, Bylsma had to make this change.
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