It's official that Tomas Vokoun will be replacing Marc-Andre Fleury in Game 5 Thursday night in Pittsburgh. All this confirms is that Dan Bylsma watched Games 2, 3 and 4.
But before we move on from Fleury and go all-in with Vokoun, here's one final statistic from Tuesday's night's 6-4 loss on the Island.
As you are no doubt aware, the Islanders scored two goals last night on "shots" that were not actually on goal, in that they would not have gone in the net had Fleury not put them in the net.
Overall, the Islanders had 12 shot attempts miss the net at even strength.
If you take the two "shots" that Fleury scored on himself and add them to the 12 "missed shots" the Isles had at even strength, Marc-Andre Fleury's save percentage at even strength on shots that missed the net was .857.
A final thought on Flower. We really like the guy and genuinely feel bad for him. We're not the type of Pens fans who would rather be right than see the team win. Nothing would make us happier than Flower regaining his mojo and leading the Pens to the Cup before turning to the camera and giving the entirety of GTOG Nation the finger. It's a sad day and in many ways it feels like a breakup. We still love him. We just need some time apart.