Bruins, Penguins face off in important Game 3
With a 2-0 lead against the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Boston Bruins are gearing up to face the Penguins' star goaltender in Game 3 Wednesday, June 5 at TD Garden in Boston. Tomas Vokoun will be back in the hockey spotlight with the hope of stopping the Bruins in their tracks toward clenching the Eastern Conference title and a spot in the Stanley Cup finals.
"I'm looking for a solid game from our goaltender and we've gotten that from Tomas in virtually every game he's played," Pittsburgh coach Dan Bylsma said. "He's done that for us and that's what we need tonight. We don't need perfection. We're looking for a solid game from our man between the pipes to allow our team to win the hockey game."
In Game 2, Vokoun let up a goal in a breakaway by Brad Marchand in the first minute of the game, and allowed three goals in 12 shots before being replaced by Marc-Andre Fleury. Despite the upsetting loss, Vokoun is confident that he can stop the puck and slow the Bruins' lead in Game 3.
The winner of the Eastern Conference will play either the Chicago Blackhawks or Los Angeles Kings. The Blackhawks are leading the series 2-1.