Vokoun To Start In Goal For Penguins In Thursday’s Game 5

May 9, 2013
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Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma announced Wednesday that Tomas Vokoun will start in goal in place of Marc-Andre Fleury in game five of their best-of-seven, opening-round Stanley Cup Playoff series against the New York Islanders.

The game will be played Thursday at 7:00 PM at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh.  Radio pregame airtime on 96.3 KQW will be 6:30 PM.

The series between the top-ranked Penguins and the number-8 Islanders is tied at two games apiece, and after posting a 5-0 shutout in the opening game, Fleury has allowed 14 goals in the last three games.

Vokoun will be seeing his first playoff action since 2007.  He is 3-8 in the post-season, but all of the action came with the Nashville Predators in 2006 and 2007.  This season, Vokoun was 13-4 with a 2.45 goals-against average for the Penguins, with three of the wins coming by way of shutouts.  In three starts against the Islanders, he went 3-0 with one shutout and an 0.90 goals-against average.

NHL officials have not yet announced the faceoff time for game six, which will be played on Saturday at Nassau Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York.

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