5 Reasons Why the Penguins Had to Bench Marc-Andre Fleury

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5 Reasons Why the Penguins Had to Bench Marc-Andre Fleury
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Marc-Andre Fleury and Tomas Vokoun.

After struggling in last year's first-round matchup against the Philadelphia Flyers, a series in which he surrendered 26 goals in six games, Marc-Andre Fleury entered this year's playoffs seemingly at the top of his game and looking to improve on his disappointing playoff record of 12-14 since 2009.

Unfortunately for the Penguins, Marc-Andre Fleury's struggles have continued as he has allowed 14 goals in the past three games. 

While the Penguins as a team have struggled defensively against a younger and faster New York Islanders team, Fleury's performance in net has not been close to what he has shown in the past or what the Penguins will need to advance through the playoffs. 

As a result, Dan Bylsma has decided to replace Marc-Andre Fleury with Tomas Vokoun, a move that could have far reaching implications beyond this season.

Here are five reasons why starting Tomas Vokoun over Marc-Andre Fleury is the right decision.

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