The Pittsburgh Penguins will turn to Tomas Vokoun as their starting goaltender in place of struggling Marc-Andre Fleury for Game 5 on Thursday night against the New York Islanders.
Fleury gave up six goals in the Penguins' loss to the Islanders on Tuesday night. That performance came after he allowed five and four goals in Games 2 and 3.
"We brought Tomas Vokoun in to play big games for us," Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said Wednesday. "He's done that for us and he's been very good vs. the Isles."
The 36-year-old Vokoun has not played in the postseeason since the 2007 season with the Nashville Predators. But this year against the Islanders during the regular season, he was 3-0-0 with a 0.90 goals-against average and a .970 saves precentage.
Fleury had a 23-8-0 record with a 2.39 GAA and a .916 saves percentage during the regular season.
Pittsburgh, the top seed in the Eastern Conference, and the Islanders are tied 2-2 in the first-round series.