There was a lot of speculation about the Penguins’ goaltending situation prior to Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals on Wednesday. Would coach Dan Bylsma go with Tomas Vokoun, who was pulled in the first period of Game 2 in favor of Marc-Andre Fleury?
Would he give Fleury a shot even though he hadn’t started since Game 4 of the Islanders series in the conference quarterfinals?
It seemed reasonable, given Fleury’s earlier struggles, that the Penguins’ best chance was with Vokoun, and that is what Bylsma opted for.
Turned out, he was right on the money. Vokoun made 41 saves, many of them excellent. Even though the Bruins earned the 2-1 victory in double overtime, Vokoun was a very effective presence in net. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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