Reporting Colin Dunlap
PITTSBURGH (KDKA 93-7 The Fan)- The pressure is on the Pittsburgh Penguins as they prepare for Game 5. After a 6-4 loss in Game 4, Dan Bylsma has decided to start Tomas Vokoun in goal.
Jesse Marshall of Faceoff-Factor.com told Colin Dunlap that Vokoun was a stabilizing force for the team earlier in the season.
“I think that this is just as much about the team itself as it is Marc-Andre Fleury,” Marshall said. “This is why you went out and got Tomas Vokoun in the first place; to prevent what happened last year from ever happening again.”
Line combinations for the Pens have been in flux since the return of Sidney Crosby in Game 2. Marshall would put Chris Kunitz on a line with Evgeni Malkin and James Neal.
“I think that Evgeni Malkin needs Chris Kunitz right now more than Sidney Crosby does,” Marshall said. “He’s a guy that makes sound, smart decisions with the puck, is great at exiting the zone. I think that Malkin line needs that.”