Posted June 05, 2013 on AP on Fox
Tomas Vokoun is back in goal for the Pittsburgh Penguins for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night. Vokoun was pulled after Boston grabbed a 3-0 lead late in the opening period of a 6-1 win in Game 2. He was replaced by Marc-Andre Fleury. The Bruins struck quickly again Wednesday when David Krejci scored just 1:42 in on Boston's first shot of the game. Vokoun originally earned the starting job after Fleury struggled in the Penguins' opening-round series against the New York Islanders. Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said after the team's morning skate Wednesday that Vokoun has been steady nearly every game he has played this postseason. Boston leads the series 2-0 and hosts the next two games.

Penguins: Bylsma Chooses Vokoun, Fleury Out for Good?

As the Pittsburgh Penguins finished their morning skate at the TD Garden today, Tomas Vokoun was the first goaltender off of the ice. Traditionally, this means that he will be between the pipes for this game three of the Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Bruins. Good call? Bad call? Good call. Though a goaltending [...]

Tomas Vokoun pops off boards, sets replay to “Pop Goes The Weasel”

After going down to make a save, Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Tomas Vokoun ended up scrunched up against the boards thanks to his defenseman Kris Letang.  Vokoun then pushed off the boards and did a barrel roll to get back up, which resulted in setting the replay to “Pop Goes The Weasel” and putting the clip on the Internet.  Normally the crew over on is known...

Tomas Vokoun to start for Penguins in Game 3 tonight

It looks like Penguins coach Dan Bylsma will likely stick with Tomas Vokoun in net for the opening puck drop of tonight’s Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals in Boston. Both Vokoun, who started games one and two, and Marc-Andre Fleury remained on the ice after all skaters finished morning skate at the TD Garden Wednesday, but Vokoun was the first of the goaltenders to exit...

Game 3 ECF, Pittsburgh At Boston

Tomas Vokoun starts in goal again for the Penguins and must be on his game if the Penguins want to skate away with a victory tonight. The Bruins plan to do more of the same and with a win, will be one victory away from the Stanley Cup Final. Puck drops just after 8:00pm ET on NBCSN, CBC and RDS.

Who’s in net? It doesn’t really matter, the Penguins have much bigger problems to solve

Let’s put it to bed: Tomas Vokoun is the Pittsburgh Penguins starting goaltender. He is, he was, and he should be. At no point in Game 2 did Marc-Andre Fleury prove that it should be any different. Yes, Vokoun is pretty average, but considering Fleury is less than that, Vokoun is the guy who gives the Pens the best chance to win and turn this series around. End of discussion. The...

Tomas Vokoun will start tonight and the Bruins are salivating

Photo via Boston.comScott LevesqueContent ManagerI can only imagine what was going through the mind of Tomas Vokoun as he sat bewildered on the Pittsburg bench. Confused by the barrage of gold and black flying through his crease like the B's were invited to an open house, Vokoun had no response to the Bruins attack on Monday night and was subsequently pulled by Pittsburg coach...

Bylsma: “I’m sticking with Vokoun”

Tomas Vokoun will remain the starter for the Penguins in Game 3 (courtesy of If someone would have told me  before the  Eastern Conference Finals started that the Pittsburgh Penguins would be down 2-0 in the  series against the Boston Bruins, I personally would have been a bit surprised. But if that same person would have told me that the same Penguins would only have...

Heart-Stopping Play That Ends in Double Overtime Captured in Best Images From Instant Classic Game 3 of Eastern Conference Finals (Photos)

The Bruins and Penguins might not have looked very evenly matched through the first two games of the Eastern Conference finals, but that changed in a big way for Game 3. The two teams needed double overtime to determine a winner, where Patrice Bergeron beat Tomas Vokoun to stake Boston to a 3-0 series lead after one of the most hard-fought victories in recent memory. In a game full...

Vokounamatata. It means no wins for the first two games. BRUINS WIN!

- Brad Marchand was unreal last night. First he opened the game with scoring a goal at the 26 second mark. If I could, I would personally thank Sidney Crosby for that turnover which lead to the Marchand goal.  And as great as that goal was, the second one was even better. Marchand starts chirping Cooke, gets Cooke's defenses down and then takes off on a rush and scores...

Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins at Boston Bruins – Game Three

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that Game Three is a monumental game for both the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Boston Bruins. The Penguins are down 0-2 in the Eastern Conference Finals heading into Game Three and are looking for any signs of life to get back on track tonight in Boston. Though he was yanked from Game Two after giving up three goals in the first period...

Defense Wins Championships

Everyone has heard the mantra. Well, everyone except the Pittsburgh Penguins apparently. It has been a bloodbath for the Pens thus far at home and defensive breakdowns have handed a two game lead for the Bruins. Photo Credit: Associated Press Dan Bylsma would not have guessed that his team would be outscored 9-1 in the first two games, but I would bet he would be even more shocked...

Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins Face Do Or Die Situation

The Pittsburgh Penguins come into tonight’s game with nothing left to lose. Win and live to play another day. Lose and go home. It’s do or die and there’s no room for error. Pick your cliche. Regardless, the Penguins have a monumental task at hand as they need to win the next four games to advance, something that’s only been done three other times in the history of the NHL...

In Bruins-Pens series, goaltending has been interesting subplot

Photo: Associated Press BOSTON--  The difference is quite interesting, almost staggering. The differences in the overall performance of the Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins in this series are noticeable, but within the category of performances lies an interesting subplot. The goaltending in this series provides a stark contrast, and this contrast has undoubtedly helped the...

Bruins-Penguins Live: B’s Look to Take Commanding 3-0 Lead As Series Shifts to Boston

8 a.m. ET: The Bruins are two games away from reaching the Stanley Cup Final, and they have yet to touch the TD Garden ice in the Eastern Conference finals. They’ll get their chance to do that Wednesday night in an attempt to take an absolute stranglehold in their series with the Penguins. After winning Games 1 and 2 in convincing fashion, the Bruins are heading home to take on...

Playoff Thoughts: Game 3 vs Bruins

Conference Final Game 3: Bruins 2 Pens 1 (2OT) Bruins Lead Series 3-0 Goals Kunitz (5) from Martin, Dupuis | TPN Recap | Stat Leaders Shots: Malkin (10) Missed Shots: Neal (5) Blocked Shots: Martin (4) Hits: Iginla & Morrow (6) Takeaways: Crosby (3) Giveaways: Bennett (2) Ice Time: Letang (40:50) … Vitale (9:38) Faceoffs: Sutter (15/25) … Crosby (21/38) The Good Vokoun...
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