Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury flopped in the playoffs last season, so the team added veteran goaltender Tomas Vokoun.
Fleury struggled again this spring, so coach Dan Bylsma replaced him with Vokoun – who brings a modest 3-8 career playoff record into Game 5 against the New York Islanders.
“Tomas is capable of being a great goalie for us,” Bylsma told reporters. "We brought Tomas Vokoun to play big games for us and be a goaltender we can count on to go in and play big games.
“He's done that this year for us and been very good against the Islanders in the three games he's played against the Islanders.”
It is notable that Vokoun has another year on his contract, so he could make a play on the starting next fall by playing well in these playoffs.
“We have confidence in both of them,” winger Pascal Dupuis told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.