Wednesday morning, Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma picked Tomas Vokoun ahead of Marc-Andre Fleury as his starting goaltender for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Boston Bruins (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, RDS).With Bylsma's team having lost the first two games of the series on home ice, it could be a series-defining decision.
But was it the right one?
Neither goaltender has been close to outstanding in the first two games; the Bruins have scored nine goals. Vokoun allowed three on 30 shots in Game 1, then was pulled in the first period of Game 2 after letting in three goals on 12 shots in the first 16:31 of the game. Fleury wasn't much better, stopping 14 of 17 shots in two-plus periods.
Vokoun has been solid in getting the Penguins to this point, but Fleury has more playoff experience, including a Stanley Cup ring.
NHL.com Senior Managing Editor Shawn P. Roarke makes the case for sticking with Vokoun, while NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor Adam Kimelman believes the Penguins should have gone back to Fleury.