Penguins notebook: Bylsma isn't revealing who will start in goal
Bylsma isn't revealing who will start in goal
Penguins coach Dan Bylsma wouldn't provide the answer everyone in Western Pennsylvania is interested in hearing regarding his goaltending situation.
But chances are, Marc-Andre Fleury and Tomas Vokoun have been informed who will play in goal during the pivotal Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals in Boston on Wednesday.
Bylsma was asked Tuesday if he already knows who will play, even though he won't share the information.
“Yes,” Bylsma said.
Fleury hasn't started a game since Game 4 of the first round against the New York Islanders on May 7. Vokoun, who was yanked in the first period of Game 2 after permitting three goals, boasts a 6-3 record this postseason.
Fleury went 2-2 against the Islanders before being removed following a shaky Game 4 outing.
Morrow offers advice
Veteran left wing Brenden Morrow has advice for his teammates: Don't play scared.
Morrow believes the Penguins were far too tentative in Game 2 and would like to see the Penguins push the envelope as the series returns to Boston for Game 3.
“We just seem a step behind right now,” Morrow said.
“Maybe after that first game, we played Game 2 scared to lose instead of trying to win it. We were slow to pucks all night, and that's why. We were doing too much thinking. We can't do that again.”
Penguins practice in full
The Penguins, in something of a rarity, took part in a full practice Tuesday.
Bylsma has been opting for optional workouts and off days during the busy postseason, but orchestrated a fairly up-tempo, 45-minute practice at Consol Energy Center before the team left for Boston. No Penguins missed practice as the team remains healthy.
Area player earns honor
Upper St. Clair native Vince Trocheck was named Ontario Hockey Player of the Year. He led the OHL in scoring.
— Josh Yohe
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