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Tomas Vokoun expected to start in goal for Pittsburgh tonight

Posted by Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff  June 5, 2013 12:41 PM

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Tomas Vokoun was the first goalie off the ice following the morning skate, indicating he will make his third straight start in net tonight. Vokoun was pulled in the first period of Game 2 after allowing three goals on 12 shots.

“I’m focusing on making sure I’m doing my job,” Vokoun said. “I’m trying not to think too far ahead. I’m just focusing on the first minute. I’m not thinking about anything else.”

Vokoun gave up a first-minute breakaway goal to Brad Marchand in Game 2. Vokoun left a rebound on Torey Krug’s shot that Nathan Horton dumped in. Vokoun had no chance of stopping David Krejci’s third goal, which led to his hooking.

The move shows how little faith the Penguins have in Marc-Andre Fleury, their former ace. Fleury relieved Vokoun after 14:31 of play in Game 2. Fleury gave up a killer goal at the end of the first to Brad Marchand. Johnny Boychuk beat Fleury with a clean long-distance shot in the third period for the Bruins’ sixth goal.

“I’m looking for a solid game from our goaltender,” said Dan Bylsma. “We probably got that from Tomas in virtually every game he’s played – a real solid performance. He’s done that for us. That’s what we need tonight. We don’t need perfection. We’re looking for a solid game between the pipes.”

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