TOMAS VOKOUN RUMORS & GOSSIP
We are nearing the halfway point of the Stanley Cup pursuit and while it makes me a little sad that there are no longer three games on every night, the lighter schedule does give us a little breathing room to take a look at some of the matchups in progress.
BLACKHAWKS-RED WINGS (Red Wings lead 2-1)
The best team in the regular season is down 2-1 in the series to the surging Wings...
With the big win last night the Penguins have Ottawa on the brink of elimination and have afforded themselves the opportunity to get their #1 goalie back into the fold.
Many will argue that Tomas Vokoun is the hot hand and the Penguins should leave him in net. On the other side many will argue that Marc-André Fleury has experience under the pressures of Stanley Cup games and...
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The Pittsburgh Penguins are sticking with goaltender Tomas Vokoun for Game 1 of their second-round playoff series against Ottawa on Tuesday.
The 36-year-old Vokoun replaced struggling starter Marc-Andre Fleury and won Games 5 and 6 of Pittsburgh's first-round playoff series with the New York Islanders last week. He stopped 66 of the 69 shots he faced against the Islanders as...
Via the Pens:
There are no changes from the line rushes from Monday.
1st PP unit: Iginla, Letang, Kunitz, Crosby, Malkin
2nd PP unit: Niskanen, Martin, Kennedy...
There are many questions the Penguins need to answer going into round two against the Ottawa Senators. The biggest question is who’s going to be the goaltender that stands up in between the pipes. Will it be the playoff experienced Marc-Andre Fleury or the hot guy right now Tomas Vokoun?
We’ve put together an incredible group of writers to predict how the series...
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Penguins notes for Monday, semifinals on tap against Ottawa
The Pittsburgh Penguins Tomas Vokoun made 31 saves in his first playoff appearance in six years on Thursday.
His feat lead Pittsburgh to a 4-0 victory over the New York Islanders.
The Penguins goaltending change helped them secure a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.
Marc-Andre Fleury had struggled for the Penguins after blanking New York in the series...
On Wednesday, after the Pittsburgh Penguins cancelled their previously scheduled “optional” practice, Coach Dan Bylsma announced that Tomas Vokoun would get the start in game five against the New York Islanders. This decision by the Penguins coaching staff, of course, came after the 6-4 loss on Long Island Tuesday evening. It is obvious that Marc-Andre [...]
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During the offseason Pittsburgh Penguins GM Ray Shero signed goaltender Tomas Vokoun for multiple reasons. For the entire 2011-12 NHL season the Penguins did not have a dependable backup for Marc-Andre Fleury, and when he faltered there was no place to go. This was never more evident than the display put on during the terrible [...]