Tomas Vokoun will start Game 5 for the Penguins, Coach Dan Bylsma said this afternoon at a short press conference, ending the suspense and wild speculation that a goaltending change was coming.
"We brought Tomas Vokoun to play big games for us and be a goaltender we can count on to go in and play big games," Bylsma said at Consol Energy Center. "He's done that this year for us and been very good against the Islanders in the three games he's played against the Islanders."
Vokoun has gone 3-0 against the Islanders this season with a 0.90 goals-against average.
Marc-Andre Fleury allowed six goals on 24 shots Tuesday night against the Islanders as New York pulled even 2-2 in the best-of-seven series.
Fleury allowed a Kyle Okposo shot from behind the goal line into the net to tie the game 3-3 in the second period, then surrendered three more, including the winner created off a turnover and the clincher when Casey Cizikas one-handed a shot that went under his stick and into the net late in the third period.
Jenn Menendez: firstname.lastname@example.org, 412-263-1959 and on Twitter: @JennMenendez. First Published May 8, 2013 5:45 PM