Found May 08, 2013 on PenguinPoop:
While Penguins goaltender Marc-André Fleury has rightfully bore the brunt of the load for last nights loss.  The puck doesn’t stop there.  Literally and figuratively. Penguins coach Dan Bylsma sat before reporters last night and was asked “.. is there any thought to putting Vokoun in for game five?”  After he him-hawed around for 5 minutes and proceeded to list every goal Fleury let in and mentioning how Fleury managed to let them in on so few amount of shots, Bylsma somehow avoided the question.  Or so he thought. A second later he was asked again. “Any thought to a change of goalie?” “Certainly you know a Thomas Vokoun’s a guy that can step in and play and has had success..” Bylsma proceeded with his spiel “and won hockey games against this team (Islanders) and has been successful this year..“  He continued to avoid the question again, but everyone had heard what they needed to hear. I have heard Bylsma’s “spiels” for years now.  Barring injury, Thomas Vokoun will be in
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