PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh's Tomas Vokoun and Boston's Tuukka Rask have never played this deep into a hockey season. Whichever goaltender does a better job handling the pressure will help propel his team into the Stanley Cup finals.
The 36-year-old Vokoun has been lights out since taking over for struggling Marc-Andre Fleury in the first round. Vokoun is 6-1 in the postseason and has turned aside 94 percent of the shots he has faced heading into Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals on Saturday night.
Rask needed a little help from his teammates to get out of the opening round but was dominant in the second round against the New York Rangers. The 26-year-old watched the Bruins win it all behind Tim Thomas two years ago. He says he hopes to be a bigger part of this Cup run.