The 36-year-old Vokoun replaced struggling starter Marc-Andre Fleury and won Games 5 and 6 of Pittsburgh's first-round playoff series with the New York Islanders last week. He stopped 66 of the 69 shots he faced against the Islanders as the Penguins advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinals for the first time in three years.
Vokoun was thrust into the lineup after Pittsburgh coach Dan Bylsma benched Marc-Andre Fleury, who had started 79 straight postseason games but struggled in a 6-4 loss in Game 4. The shutout was Vokoun's second in 12 career playoff appearances.
It was a surprising performance by Vokoun, as he was coming off two consecutive shutouts.
It was Vokoun's second straight shutout. He has won six straight starts with a 1.67 goals-against average over that span.
Vokoun also became the 26th goaltender in NHL history to record 50 career shutouts.
Vokoun has won five straight decisions with a 2.14 goals-against average over that stretch.
Vokoun has been awful in conceding 12 goals over his last three starts.
Vokoun may not have been very sharp but the Pens' offense was clicking on all cylinders.
Vokoun notched his first shutout of the season after allowing three goals in each of his first two starts.
Vokoun went 25-17-2 with a 2.51 GAA last season with Washington.
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