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Tomas Vokoun holds the fort in Pittsburgh Penguins net

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Tomas Vokoun has been one of the hottest goaltenders in the NHL for three months.

The 36-year-old Czech has compiled a 16-2 record for the Penguins since the beginning of March.

He finished the regular season on a 10-1 roll while serving as Marc-Andre Fleury’s backup, and is 6-1 in the playoffs since replacing Fleury as the starter.

Fleury, the team’s $5 million-a-year franchise goaltender, surrendered 14 goals in a three-game stretch against the Islanders in the opening round. That’s when coach Dan Bylsma turned to Vokoun.

“I came here for the chance to be able to go deep in the playoffs,” Vokoun said. “I know how hard it is to get where we are right now, I appreciate it and am trying to enjoy it.”

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