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Afternoon jam: Crosby on a roll for Pens

5/11/2013

Penguins at Islanders, 7 ET (Penguins lead series 3-2)

* Penguins: seeking first playoff series win since 2010 (ousted in conference quarterfinals each of last 2 seasons)

* Sidney Crosby (PIT): 8 pts (3G, 5A) in 4 games since return (missed Game 1)

* Evgeni Malkin, Jarome Iginla, Pascal Dupuis (PIT): each has at least 1 point in all 5 games of series

* Tomas Vokoun (PIT): 31 saves in game 5 shutout … Pens are 1st team since 1979 Islanders to get a shutout from 2 different goalies in same playoff series (ELIAS)

* Evgeni Nabokov (NYI): .847 save pct in series (111 saves/131 shots) … .910 save pct in regular season

Shutout by 2 Different Goalies in Same Series, Stanley Cup Playoff History

First Goalie 2nd Goalie

2013 Penguins Marc-Andre Fleury Tomas Vokoun

1979 Islanders Chico Resch Billy Smith

1976 Bruins Gerry Cheevers Gilles Gilbert

1975 Flyers Bernie Parent Wayne Stephenson

1972 Bruins Gerry Cheevers Eddie Johnston

1965 Canadiens Charlie Hodge Gump Worsley

>>Source: Elias Sports Bureau

Tomas Vokoun Career vs Islanders, Including Playoffs

2012-13 Career

W-L-OTL 4-0-0 18-7-1

GAA 0.69 (3/259) 1.88 (49/1568)

Save pct .977 (129/132) .940 (764/813)

Shutouts 2 6

>>31 saves Thursday