Sep 19, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Tomas Vokoun (92) makes a save against the Chicago Blackhawks during the second period at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

Tomas Vokoun Garners Victory in First Start of Season


Pittsburgh Penguins’ goaltender Tomas Vokoun, who’s currently down in the American Hockey League (AHL) working on his conditioning, collected a victory in his first start of the season last night for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

Stonewalling 23-of-25 shots, Vokoun shut the door on the Syracuse Crunch in the shootout by turning away all four shots he faced, and secured a 3-2 win for WBS.

After watching the highlights on the WBS’ website, Vokoun looked as though he’d been performing all season. Of course, there’s goals he would like back, and it’s too soon to evaluate him, but Vokoun seemed to be in tip-top form.

WBS has another game tonight against the Binghamton Senators, but there’s no confirmation that Vokoun will get the nod. Considering it’s back-to-back tilts, Vokoun would probably receive a breather.

However, Vokoun may not be in WBS after tonight anyway. Pittsburgh has two games remaining, and the Pens’ probably want him to start their last outing against the Ottawa Senators on Sunday.

We’ll see what route Pittsburgh chooses to go, but intuition tells me Vokoun is off tonight, and starting for the Pens Sunday.

Nonetheless, excellent first game from Vokoun.

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