Penguins Stick With Vokoun: Tomas Vokoun is slated to start Sunday's Game 3 against the Senators, Pens' Inside Scoop reports. (Updated 5/19/13)
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Tomas Vokoun has now won his last seven starts, including all four of the Penguins' playoff contests. Marc-Andre Fleury waits in the wings though, if Vokoun falters at any point down the road. (Updated 5/19/13).
05/16/2013 13:41 Pens' Vokoun Top Goalie For Now
Despite Vokoun's 35 saves Tuesday, he displayed some shaky moments and it wouldn't be surprising to see the Pens turn to Marc-Andre Fleury again in Round 2.Vokoun saved Pittsburgh's bacon in Round 1, earning the nod for the first game of the second round. While he has a good chance of starting Game 2 again Friday, coach Dan Bylsma won't hesitate to switch goalies when he senses that the 36-year-old needs a rest or if his play has tailed off.
Tomas Vokoun, who inked a two-year deal with Pittsburgh, has not been assigned as a set backup for starter Marc-Andre Fleury. He's expected to see more ice time than a typical Pittsburgh backup goalie, but just how much depends, in large part, on how well Fleury plays in front of him. For the majority of his 14 NHL seasons, Vokoun has played on mediocre teams in Nashville and Florida. As a result, he's had fairly poor goals-against averages with strong save percentage marks, finishing with a sub 2.40 GAA only once. His career .917 save percentage is better than six of eight seasons by Fleury, however. How Vokoun does in 2012-13 is a great variable. If he was younger than 36 and had less mileage on him, then it would be easier to see the upside he offers. Still, 20 wins or so seems reasonable for Vokoun while playing in front of a strong Penguins squad. (Updated 8/14/12)