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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 w...
BEST OF MAXIM
Whatever questions Pittsburgh Penguins fans had about Marc-Andre Fleury were answered during an impressive performance by the veteran goaltender on Thursday’s opener against the New Jersey Devils in Pittsburgh.
Fleury stopped 28 shots including an impressive behind the back pick up in the third for his 250th victory and franchise record 24th shutout. When asked about his remarkable...
Redemption, thy name is Flower.
At least for now.
Going into the first game of the 2013 NHL season, many of us were hesitant to place all of our faith into the glove of our 28 year old netminder Marc-Andre Fleury. Considering the way he ended his stint in the 2012-2013 Postseason, many of these doubts were not completely unfounded. During the five games he played...
Thursday was the first seriously busy night in NHL this season. Here is what we learned:Marc-Andre Fleury pulled himself together. He has been an awful postseason goaltender. He didn’t look great during the preseason. The loss of back-up Tomas Vokoun really put his start in focus. And he opened the season by shutting out the depleted Devils.Radim Vrbata can still finish. And the...
Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 28 shots for his 250th NHL victory and franchise-record 24th shutout, and Sidney Crosby scored in Pittsburgh's two-goal first period to lead the Penguins to a 3-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night in the season opener for both teams.
Chuck Kobasew and Craig Adams added goals for the Penguins, who took control early.
Kobasew and Crosby...
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Games Recap: Pens vs Devils
Marc-Andre Fleury’s Shutout
YOUR Three Stars of the Game.
The buzz around the Pittsburgh Penguins and specifically Marc-Andre Fleury as at a high after the shutout of the New Jersey Devils on Thursday to open up the season. But what is that game worth exactly? How much should be taken from any of the first several games on the schedule? The Pens don’t play…
PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Tomas Vokoun will miss three to six months while undergoing treatment for blood clots.
The 37-year-old Vokoun hasn’t played since the blood clots were discovered last month. Vokoun said Wednesday that he hadn’t thought about retirement yet and wants to see how the treatment plays out before making any kind of decision.
After a disappointing showing in the playoffs, Marc-Andre Fleury's season debut couldn't have gone much better.
He would appear to have another favorable matchup against the Buffalo Sabres, who haven't been able to generate much offense thus far.
The Pittsburgh Penguins try to open 2-0-0 for the third consecutive season Saturday night when they host the winless Sabres...
PITTSBURGH — Marc-Andre Fleury showed why he is the number one goalie in Pittsburgh as the Penguins rolled past the New Jersey Devils 3-0 on Thursday at the Consol Energy Center. He collected his first shutout and the Penguins first win of the season. Chuck Kobasew, Sidney Crosby, and Craig Adams scored for Pittsburgh, Kobasew […]
Fearless leaders and all stars are what make up this Pittsburgh Penguins hockey team we've grown to know and love. Two of those, however, are in make or break years for the team. For Dan Bylsma and Marc-Andre Fleury it's time to put up or shut up.
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After adding Jarome Iginla, Brenden Morrow, Jussi Jokinen, and Douglas Murray around the trade deadline, the Pittsburgh Penguins were seen as a team that was "going for it" with "it" being the Stanley Cup. No offense, but when your team consists of Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, James Neal, etc. you're always "going for it". Regardless, the Penguins...
Match-up - New Jersey Devils (0-0-0) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (0-0-0)
Road/Home records - 0-0-0 -------------- 0-0-0
TV - MSG Plus, ROOT
Puck drop - 7:00 PM ET
Season series - 0-0
Last 10: Devils 0-0-0 / Penguins 0-0-0
Projected starting goalies - Cory Schneider (NJD) vs. Marc-Andre Fleury (PIT)
Goals for/against per game
Pittsburgh - 0/0
New Jersey - 0/0
By: Casey Johnston (@CaseyR82)
Last Game for the Pens: Thursday, October 3rd. The Pens defeated the Devils 3-0 in their season and home opener. The Penguins got goals from Chuck Kobasew, Sidney Crosby, and Craig Adams while Marc-Andre Fleury stopped all 27 of the Devils’ shots.
Last Game for the Sabres: Friday, October 4th. The Sabres fell to the Ottawa Senators 1-0. ...
You have to start somewhere, and this was a good place for the 2013-2014 season to start. Too many times, the roles have been reversed in this type of game. Usually the Devils shut the Pens down, get some ****** goals, and go home. Not this time.
The Pens (and Marc-Andre Fleury) were aided largely by the fact that the Devils are terrible.
This game was close for...
Photo By: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images North America
As the Penguins enter a new season, these are a few things that are on our minds for 2013-14.
Assuming Tomas Vokoun is out for a lengthy period, what do the Pens need to do to ensure that they stay competitive for the 20+ games that Zatkoff may play?
Andy Hughes: The Penguins’ goaltending situation is obviously an issue. With...