Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury had been pulled from one Stanley Cup playoff game - his first in 2007 - before Dan Bylsma took over as coach prior to the 2009 postseason.
Bylsma pulled Fleury for a third time in the past 21 playoff games Saturday during an 8-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning at Consol Energy Center in Game 5 of a first-round Stanley Cup playoff series. Fleury made 10 saves and allowed four goals in 14 minutes, 29 seconds.
Fleury, though, has a history of playing his best after looking his worst.
He allowed just four goals in two previous playoff starts that followed an early exit. The Penguins won both games: 4-3 in Game 2 of a first-round series at Ottawa in 2007 and 2-1 at Mellon Arena in Game 6 of the 2009 Cup Final.
Fleury flounders, but usually rebounds
Pittsburgh Tribune Review | Apr 24