Penguins to start Tomas Vokoun in goal for Game 5 vs. Islanders

The Penguins are making a switch in goal. The team announced Wednesday that Tomas Vokoun will start in goal for Game 5 vs. the Islanders.

PITTSBURGH, PA - FEBRUARY 28:  Tomas Vokoun #92 of the Pittsburgh Penguins deflects a shot during the second period against the Winnipeg Jets on February 28, 2013 at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Vincent Pugliese/ Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH, PA - FEBRUARY 28: Tomas Vokoun #92 of the Pittsburgh Penguins deflects a shot during the second period against the Winnipeg Jets on February 28, 2013 at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Vincent Pugliese/ Getty Images) (5/8/13)

PITTSBURGH - The Penguins will have a different goalie in net when they next face the Islanders, a sign that Pittsburgh may be panicking in the middle of their now-tied playoff series.

The Pittsburgh Penguins announced this afternoon through their Twitter account that Tomas Vokoun will start in goal for Game 5 vs. the Islanders.

The switch comes in the middle of raucous series that's currently tied 2-2 and heading back to Pittsburgh. Vokoun takes over for Marc-André Fleury, who has given up 14 goals in the last three games.

Vokoun is 3-0 against the Islanders this season,  but has a 3-8 career playoff record.


 

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