Sometimes, changing a goalie can be a wise move even if a deficit isn’t just that netminder’s fault. There are occasional instances that the trailing team turns things around, whether it be mere coincidence or as a reaction to the swap.
It seemed like the Pittsburgh Penguins might just enjoy the jolt that came with replacing Tomas Vokoun with Marc-Andre Fleury, as Brandon Sutter gave them some immediate hope by cutting the Boston Bruins’ lead to 3-1:
As it turns out, that momentum shift appeared short-lived, as Brad Marchand did the same thing to “The Flower” as he did to Vokoun: scoring a goal on the first shot that netminder faced:
The Penguins face quite the conundrum, eh?