According to the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Twitter handle (@penguins), goaltender Tomas Vokoun has announced that he (not Marc-Andre Fleury) will be in net when the team takes on the Ottawa Senators Tuesday night.
See tweet below:
Vokoun confirms he is starting in goal #Pens
â€” Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) May 14, 2013
Vokoun has played (and won) the last two games for Pittsburgh since Fleury’s meltdown in Game 4 against the New York Islanders — and it appears he will get the nod again for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
Stopping 66 of 69 Islander shots, Vokoun now ranks first in the NHL with a .957 save percentage for the playoffs and goes into the second round with an outstanding 1.41 goals against average.
It remains to be seen if the 36-year-old netminder can continue his success — but this start is definitely a reward to how well he played in round one.
Pens against Sens in Pittsburgh tonight at 7:30 p.m.