By Kristin Tullo (@K_Tullo)
Unable to win either of their first two home games in a series that determines who will be representing the Eastern Conference in the Stanley Cup Finals, Pittsburgh Penguins’ head coach Dan Bylsma has a tough decision to make; who will start in goal when the Penguins begin their quest for a comeback on Wednesday night in Boston?
Bylsma already knows the answer, but he’s not showing his cards.
Giving up his sixth goal in just over three periods of play in the Eastern Conference Finals was enough to send Tomas Vokoun to the bench he once spent time on as the backup to Marc-Andre Fleury. Bylsma called the move to change his goaltenders in the middle of Game 2 a way to give his team a “jolt”, something the Penguins desperately needed after falling to the visiting Bruins 3-0 two nights prior and looking as though they were headed in the same direction, down by three with four minutes to go in the first.
Unfortunately, the jolt was short lived.