None of this is new for Marc-Andre Fleury.
After all he had won 249 games before the Penguins' 3-0 victory against New Jersey in the regular-season opener Thursday night at Consol Energy Center and had recorded 23 shutouts.
But at this juncture in his career after losing his starting job during the Penguins' playoff run this past spring Fleury needed a quality performance.
To start to convince the many fans who have come to doubt him.
To begin to persuade any teammates who might have wondered privately whether he still can be a difference-maker.
And perhaps most of all to remind himself just what he is capable of doing.
Which he did by stopping all 27 shots the Devils threw at him including a penalty shot by Adam Henrique with less than four minutes to play in regulation.
"That was certainly a good start" Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said. "He was excellent tonight."
Especially in the third period when the penalty-shot save on Henrique was the sequel to a behind-th...