Monday, June 3, 2013
Vokoun expects to start Game 2
By Joe McDonald
PITTSBURGH -- After the Boston Bruins scored a 3-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals Saturday at Consol Energy Center, there’s been some speculation the Penguins would make a goalie change for Game 2.
After the team’s game-day skate Monday, Pittsburgh coach Dan Bylsma wouldn’t say whether he would replace Tomas Vokoun with Marc-Andre Fleury.
“Coaches think about a lot of things -- lineup, players, schemes -- so like I said, I heard people talk about an advantage, how that works, so it did cross my mind,” Bylsma said.
However, Vokoun said he was preparing to start Game 2.
"Dan just said I’m playing the next game and that was it,” Vokoun said. “Those decisions are for the coaches and they’ll do what they think is best for the team.”
Vokoun is 6-2 with a 1.98 goals-against average and a .937 save percentage in eight playoff games. Fleury is 2-2 with a 3.40 GAA and a .891 save percentage in four playoff games.